I’ve read the story of Esther in the Bible for years, and I’m sure you probably have too. And if not, no worries, let me give you a cliff’s notes version. During a highly selective interview process, She was a young lady chosen to be queen. When talking about Esther becoming queen , we often talk about her beauty.
Yes, she was a beautiful young woman. According to Esther 2:7( ESV), she had a lovely figure and a beautiful face. ( “……….the young woman had a beautiful figure and was lovely to look at……”) She also underwent 12 months of a beautification process to even qualify to be queen.
But there’s more.
It’s also taught that Esther was submissive. Vashti, the queen who preceded her, was beautiful also, but when she disobeyed the order of the king, she was kicked out of her spot of being queen. Though Esther was an orphan, her uncle Mordecai, assumed the role of parenting her, and she listened and did as she was advised from him. It is said about Esther that she must have been a woman who was submissive and teachable.
But still there’s more.
After the 12 months of purification, and the time to meet with the king came, all of the maidens in the selection process were allowed to take whatever they wanted with them to impress the king. The was the most important element, and the reason why Esther was REALLY promoted queen is found in Esther 2:15.
“Now when the turn of Esther…..was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king’s chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all of them that looked upon her.”
“And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti”
That’s it! The key to Esther’s promotion was her ability to know proper protocol! She had never been apart of a royal kingdom, so she decided to take the advice of the chamberlain, someone who was in close proximity to the king in and out!
I don’t know what the chamberlain suggested to her, but whatever it was , it got the king’s attention, and secured her spot as queen!
I wholeheartedly believe “Esthers” are arising all over the world! So many of you will influence nations, states, cities, neighborhoods, governmental systems, and more! I believe that if you’re still reading this is because you want to be properly positioned with the proper protocol to secure those promotions in the natural world that you know that you deserve!
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