8 steps to becoming Queen of your life!
She didn’t fit in. She carried no authority. She wasn’t perfect. She may have even been considered average. But she was still the Queen.
Before she took her royal position, God already had a throne prepared for her.
Your throne is ready for occupying too. Will you take your seat?
In the book of Esther, we see 8 traits that are necessary to acquire success, achievement and authority over our lives while influencing and inspiring others along the way.
1. She understands that preparation comes before promotion. (2:12) Esther spent a year in preparation for presentation to the king. Why? Because before God promotes us to places of influence He prepares us.
Before our message comes the mess and before our testimonies of His grace come the tests. We grow personally and spiritually from the culmination of life’s experiences, missteps and all.
2. She knows she has the favor of God on her life. (2:15). Esther had God’s favor on her. So do we. From this divine favor we experience unexpected blessings, unexplained miracles, answered prayers. His favor trumps our circumstances every single time.
3. She is willing to take advice. (2:15). Yes, it’s hard to swallow our pride and admit when we need help (especially when it’s to correct problems we created). However, it was outside counsel that catapulted Esther to prominence and it is our willingness to be mentored, taught or corrected that will promote us from mediocrity to greatness.
4. She is confident enough to share the spotlight. (2:22). Not requiring constant validation in order to feel valuable and gladly giving credit where it is due are is true self-confidence.
Esther knew God had called her and she didn’t need to step on others on the way to her throne. Neither do we.
5. She refuses to play the victim. Instead, she assesses her reality, determines what changes need to be made then creates and implements a doable plan. (4:16). Esther didn’t play the damsel in distress hoping for a knight in shining armor to save her and her people. She looked at the situation, created a strategy and took action to get her desired results.
6. She is willing to take necessary risks to achieve her goal. (4:16) Esther knew there was a chance she would fail but instead of being paralyzed by “what if” she assumed the risks involved and pressed on. Why? Because often times the “reward truly is worth the risk.”
7. She knows exactly what she wants and asks for it. (7:3). Esther was clear on what she wanted and asked for it. If you want specific miracles be specific in your prayers. This is a life-changing spiritual principle!
Let’s be clear as to what exactly it is we desire. Whether it is a new job, relationship, vehicle or home – be specific on what you want and then ask. “We have not because we ask not.” (James 4:2).
And one glimpse into nature and we know without a doubt that yes, God is in the details.
8. She follows through. (Ch. 7) Esther saw her plan to save her people through to completion.
It’s easy to start projects and only to quit in the middle which generally leaves us frustrated.
Whether our goal is to lose weight, save a certain dollar amount or make home repairs – any goal we have, let’s create a plan then see it to completion to reap the incredible rewards waiting!
It is through Christ that today we take our seat as Queen knowing we “can do all things through Christ who strengthens” us. (Phi 4:13).
All hail the queen!
Be Bold Be Kind Be You