ACHIEVE GREATNESS WITH YEMI AND BIMBO DAVIDS
Day 23 December 2019
Moment of wisdom – Esther’s opportunity
Scripture Reference: The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. – 1 Corinthians 2:14
Well, in the story of Vashti, when she was removed from her position as queen, someone else was chosen to take her place, that person was called Esther. But if we read further in the book of Esther, we’ll see that Esther’s secret was in her ability to discern. She was a slave orphan in a foreign land and had just been picked with other ladies to become concubines to the king, and only one would eventually become queen.
She could have taken that opportunity for granted and handled it carelessly, but she didn’t. She seized that moment and with wisdom and discernment gained favour from the attending official and eventually became the queen.
One major secret she had was that she had discerned the worth of a mentor, her uncle Mordecai. Even after becoming queen, she didn’t let it get into her head. She still listened to her uncle’s counsel, which helped her a lot (Esther 2:20).
Daily digest: Discernment is the ability to see things for what they really are and not for what you want them to be
Prayer: I pray that we won’t chase away our channel of blessings with our own hands.