Favoured Esther, Seasoned Esther

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I have been studying the book of Esther lately. It dawned on me how as much as God is a breaker of protocol when he wants to favour his own, He does not undermine the place of preparation. Yes! God is in the business of doing signs and wonders. However, He is not a magician.

Esther had to go through some form of grooming and preparedness before she could appear before the king. It was that preparedness mixed with favour that stood her out eventually. The chapter two of the book of Esther narrates how she spent 12months with Hegai (keeper of women) undergoing the required treatments and regulations before she could stand before the king.

It’s ironic how when the story of Esther is being told, emphasis is mostly and only placed on favour. We forget to mention the preps, grind, drill and all other processes she had to subject herself.

Before a young woman’s turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oil of myrrh and six with perfumes and cosmetics.

– Esther 2:12

I’m not trying to sound like a sage. More like, I’m ministering to myself as much as I am to you. Nobody ever became an overnight success. There’s no such thing as “subulola”. If you look closely, behind the scene, there’s been plenty “not to pleasant moulding” that met with the supernatural force of favour to make success happen.

Stop invoking favour if you’re not ready to go through the process of preparation. Tori ko necesstri. Invest all that effort into praying for the grace to persevere, do the work and get your hands dirty. Then allow time. E go shock you how things will fall into place in due season.

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