As we are ready to implement a new plan or assignment, timing is critical. The story of Esther is a good example. I believe she had a plan to save her people. This plan included asking her people in the city to fast and pray, not eating or drinking for 3 days. Then she would approach the king, well-knowing she may perish if the king did not extend his scepter to her.
You know the story of the two banquets, but you may not have noticed how the Holy Spirit set the stage with a faith-building event between the banquets. After the first banquet, Haman was shocked and grieved when he had to parade Mordecai through the streets, proclaiming, “This is what is done for the man the king delights to honor!” (Esther 6:9)
Esther certainly had to be aware of Haman’s humiliation. She must have recognized this was the hand of God moving on her behalf. Most certainly her faith was increased, and she was then able to make her request boldly.
As we are walking through the adventure of life, we are always making decisions. It is so important that we move in God’s timing, not our own. The fruit of God’s perfect timing is victory and defeat over our enemies!
Yours in Christ,
© Dale Wentroble