Esther’s story is history, but also prophecy. It’s a story of God’s providence in preserving his people, but it’s also a shadow of what is to come. Simply Esther story is our story. Like her, we are continually pruned through our circumstances but are we willing to allow God to shape us to be more like Him?
How to overcome our circumstance and let God redefine us:
A.The Seed is Growing even if you don’t see fruit | Esther 6:1-5
On that night the king could not sleep. And he gave orders to bring the book of memorable deeds, the chronicles, and they were read before the king. And it was found written how Mordecai had told about Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs, who guarded the threshold, and who had sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus. And the king said, “What honor or distinction has been bestowed on Mordecai for this?” The king’s young men who attended him said, “Nothing has been done for him.” 4 And the king said, “Who is in the court?” Now Haman had just entered the outer court of the king’s palace to speak to the king about having Mordecai hanged on the gallows that he had prepared for him. And the king’s young men told him, “Haman is there, standing in the court.” And the king said, “Let him come in.”
B. Discerning eyes will see what is growing even when the seed sprouts| Esther 5:6-8
So Haman came in, and the king said to him, “What should be done to the man whom the king delights to honor?” And Haman said to himself, “Whom would the king delight to honor more than me?” And Haman said to the king, “For the man whom the king delights to honor, let royal robes be brought, which the king has worn, and the horse that the king has ridden, and on whose head a royal crown is set.