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Esther 4:1-8 , “When Mordecai learned all that had happened, he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city. He cried out with a loud and bitter cry. 2 He went as far as the front of the king’s gate, for no one might enter the king’s gate clothed with sackcloth. 3 And in every province where the king’s command and decree arrived, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.
4 So Esther’s maids and eunuchs came and told her, and the queen was deeply distressed. Then she sent garments to clothe Mordecai and take his sackcloth away from him, but he would not accept them.5 Then Esther called Hatach, one of the king’s eunuchs whom he had appointed to attend her, and she gave him a command concerning Mordecai, to learn what and why this was.6 So Hatach went out to Mordecai in the city square that was in front of the king’s gate. 7 And Mordecai told him all that had happened to him, and the sum of money that Haman had promised to pay into the king’s treasuries to destroy the Jews. 8 He also gave him a copy of the written decree for their destruction, which was given at Shushan, that he might show it to Esther and explain it to her, and that he might command her to go in to the king to make supplication to him and plead before him for her people.”
Here we see Queen Esther having a little unrest due to an embarrassing situation or a scene being caused by her Uncle at the Palace gate. Mordecai had been crying round the city bitterly and eventually got to the gate of the Palace. She sent clothes to her uncle but he refused.
Hear me beloved, until you step up to the level God expects of you, nothing will be good enough.
Esther thought clothes could pacify Mordecai. This was a deeper issue beyond clothing.
Someone here, you have a deeper calling than what you are presently doing. God has a higher expectation than what you are producing because God has invested so much in you.
Then Esther sent Hatach to find out what was wrong with uncle Mordecai. The message from Mordecai captured in Esther 4:8 says “He also gave him a copy of the written decree for their destruction, which was given at Shushan, that he might show it to Esther and explain it to her, and that he might command her to go in to the king to make supplication to him and plead before him for her people.”
It was a huge task for Esther. Go before the King? When you are not called? She sent a reply back to her uncle that the request was a mission impossible.
I must warn you that for you to step up, it will not look easy but you must be courageous, grace is upon you and God will back you up.
But Mordecai made her to realize that;
“You are more than this”
“You are more than just a pretty face”.
“Esther you are more than just a regal Queen”.
–Esther you are more than just a good wife.
–Esther you are more than just a good cook.
Mordecai was screaming spiritually;
“Esther you are MORE THAN THIS, you are more than your exterior, you are an influencer”.
What if the destinies of a whole people, a group & nations rested on your shoulders? Your decisions, actions/inactions will affect generations. Your yes will set thousands free; your rising will lift millions; your stepping out will feed hundreds.
Esther you are more than a pretty face – you are a deliverer of your people with the influence you carry. Your decision affects destinies of many. ESTHER YOU ARE MORE THAN THIS.
I am prophesying to someone right here, right now that you are more than what we can see in you right now.
–You are more than a good face, a good voice, a teacher.
–Locked up inside you is greatness, push it out.
In verse 13, Mordecai did not mince words to let Esther know that for everyone assigned for a purpose, God always has a PLAN B, a backup person. May we not miss our destiny in Jesus name.
In verse 15 Esther had to face her fears – “Go gather all the Jews to fast for me”. So if you are confused, push in prayers. Something in you must come out.
Who am I speaking to right now?, Go gather what you need to gather because you must step up and step out.
–Go gather your thoughts
–Go gather more knowledge
–Go gather more strength
–Go gather more of the word of faith.
Because you are more than this. Whatever you need to push out that which is buried within you, go gather.
For greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world. The greater one in you must cause your life to be better than what it is now.
Remember it is GRACE that makes a man, Apostle Paul said, “I AM WHAT I AM by the grace of God”. Grace is upon you to step out and step up. YOU ARE MORE THAN THIS.
No matter what you seem to have achieved God is able to give you much more.
In Esther 5 strategy was released. Esther put on her royal apparel. She stood where she feared to stand. Get over your limiting beliefs, God is able to give you much more than this.