Im doing an indept study on Ruth and Esther. The Esther study I am currently on is a Beth Moore study. In the book, she digs deeper into the knowledge and background of the scenes. It has given me much insight on how to win favor.
I want favor not only amongst people, but in my workplace as well. I think we all desire to be favored amongst not only staff but superiors.
Esther had favor because she was very attentive and followed directions.
Esther had still said nothing of her family or her people, as Mordecai had given her orders; for Esther did what Mordecai said, as when she was living with him. ( Esther 2:20 BBE)
It is very important that you exhibit the following behaviors:
- Being respectful of authority.
- Listening very careful and ask questions for clarity, if needed.
- Following thru with instructions.
- Make sure you arent insylted by instructions, its only to better you.
When we refuse to respect and follow orders from authority, it reflects our relationship with God, who put thise figures in place. Simply put, if we dont respect them, we are failing to respect God in some areas. Yes… HARD!!!
When the affair was investigated and found to be so, the men were both hanged on the gallows. And it was recorded in the book of the chronicles in the presence of the king. ( Esther 2:23 ESV)
Mordeccai, doing his job deligently, warned the king, saved his life, and got no reward. During these times, when an event like this happened, that person would´ve been honored and praised. Perhaps even promoted, but definitely gifted with treasures. This is clearly an example of a man doing his best job, and getting overlooked. This happens on the job to many of people I have spoken with.
Following someone elses authority and being obedient will win favor. It may not come from the present authority figure, but God seeks to reward the deligent, honorable, and obedient.
God is always right and fair. He will not forget how much you love him. He will remember how much you helped his people. And you are still helping him. (Hebrews 6:10 Easy English)
HAPPY THURSDAY GOOD PEOPLE