Overcoming Esther Mentality
Daily Devotion for June 23rd
Then Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer, Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish. Esther 4:15-16
What difference does it make what I think about myself? To be perfectly honest, what or who you believe you are will shape everything about you and will direct your pathway. If you’ve been born again, the blood of the King of kings flows in you! The Spirit of Almighty God indwells you! Do you realize you can be royalty but go on about your life thinking you are a slave? Christians, although not ready to accept it, are royalty; sons and daughters of God.
Esther, although she was the Queen of Persia, was completely terrified to enter the inner court of the king through fear of being put to death. Did the king ever threaten her? No. What made her decide she would have this judgment upon her? Was the King’s law for his wife? Esther was not every other person under the kingdom; she was the Queen. She was the wife of the King! The crown royal of Persia was being worn over the mind of a slave girl. She was the second in authority with no idea of her position. She knew not what royalty could afford to her. Do you realize that as children of God, we carry the same mentality toward our King?
The world wants to tell you who you are and what you have received of God. Most of us are influenced to think a certain way by people whose minds have not been renewed, and because of that, we continue to think as carnally after were saved as we did before. We recognize how the propaganda seeks to control our thinking, but do we recognize the devil’s schemes to keep our minds enslaved. God has spoken some very wonderful things about you. You are not a slave; you have been made daughters and sons. You are the righteousness of God in Christ. You have been made nigh by the blood! You have been quickened by your faith in Jesus’ sacrifice on Calvary.
It is true that we are transformed by the renewing of our minds Romans 12:2, but what exactly does that mean? We accept by faith what God’s word declares about us and what we can receive. Believing what the bible says about you is a monumental triumph to say the least. Do you know who you are? Are you saved, but with the mind of the slaved? If you do not believe you’re loved and accepted, you could have problems believing God wants to move mightily in your life. The carnal mind is enmity; meaning in hostility against the things of God. If Satan cannot stop you from coming to God for salvation, he desires to keep your mind enslaved so he can rob you of God’s promises afterward. Allow the word of God to break that mentality of a slave so that you can go on to receive all that God the Father desires you to receive.