I haven’t truly done a series on my blog before, but this idea has been on my mind for the past few days as I have been studying Esther, journaling the book of Esther, and truly directing this woman in the Word, which brought upon this series;; “Women of the Word.”
Therefore, each week, I am going to be reading, studying, journaling, and giving my thoughts on women of the Word who’s love for Him was so strong, that they were willing to risk anything for Him and Him alone. Furthermore, I am going to be inserting how we can be modern day women of such well-watered faith, for in times where biblical womanhood is disregarded and torn apart as Feminism seeps into evert grabric of our nation, we need more women of the Word and less women of the world.
And who are we beginning with for week one of the “Women of the Word” series? None other than the one who inspired this; Miss Esther..
Esther; a woman with unrelenting courage and faith as she breathed the words “if I perish, I perish.” Such words are not words women of the world breathe nowadays as we are riddled with Feminism and false activism that makes someone think they are doing good, but in reality, they are on the wrong side of history as the unborn go perishing and as biblical principles once uphold as scared are now being discarded without second thought. Ironically, we live in a time where women think they are being heros or are being women who are making change, but Esther didn’t make change through disobeying God, being loud, or doing things that made her lose her virtue, but she did things with fasting, with the Lord’s approval, and with the Lord by her side with a soft, but bold spirit.
Many women in today’s day are not Esther, for Esther didn’t need Feminism to do the will of the Lord
Feminism, in blunt words, is a direct rebellion against the Lord, for if the Lord wanted women to be men, He wouldn’t have created women to begin with. The problem with women in 2020 is that women have lost their identity in the Lord, for if one had identity within Jesus, they wouldn’t be calling Him sexist or other evident lies that bash His never-ending faithfulness. Furthermore, Feminism is a direct rebellion of God, for it requires women to lose their virtue while being loud and chaotic, but in reality, the Lord says a beautiful woman is one who has a quiet and gentle spirit.
Feminism requires that a woman storm the streets, Feminism requires one to prove men wrong, and Feminism is about putting down men and proving something rather than helping others and upholding God’s truth. Therefore, where is the so-called ‘heroism’ when it requires the putting down of another, and in this case that other would be men?
Therefore, Esther did not need Feminism, and if she was a woman of current day, she would be in direct disdain of such a movement that goes against her God; the same God who made her who she was, the same God who breathed purpose into her bones, adn the same God who valued her and cherished her. Esther is known as one of the strongest women in the Word with her courageous act of visiting the king unannounced, which could have had her executed, but she gained favor in the king’s eyes not by being the loud or the most known person, but by simply being who God made her to be.
Furthermore, Esther was deeply rooted in faith, she was deeply rooted in the will of the Lord, and she was a woman who was obedient to the point of rest, for not once did she ask the Lord questions, but rather she went with what the Lord said and accepted what may or may not happen. Esther, a brave woman, was willing to life or die for her faith regardless of what happened.
Esther did not need Feminism, for she did not act in haste. Instead, she asked for a banquet, which made Haman feel as if he was being esteemed, but then after some time, she pleased for the safety of the Jews. Therefore, Esther was slow to act and careful to think as she sought the Lord and His guidance rather than her own guidance. Feminism, on the other hand, rejects the Lord’s guidance while seeking their own ways in haste without second thought or motive.
In the end, Esther was not a woman of feminism, nor will she ever be; therefore, to esteem her to being a Feminisrt figure is forgetting the entire message of such a powerful story, for Feminism is not needed to be a well watered woman who does the will of the Lord, but being a woman of surender is.
Esther teaches us to be selfless and loving even it means sacrificing our personal comfort and wants
Esther teaches us a valuable lesson that goes ignored by today’s standards and that is being selfless even if it means having to sacrifice what we want. If Esther would to have decided to not save the Jews due to selfish wants, she would have been the one to perish as the Jews would have been executed. However, Esther, being the selfless woman that she was, didn’t want to see the Jews suffer; therefore, she sacrificed her comfort for their lives. In today’s day, many women are selfish in what they want, which has been a bad seed implanted into our society that is growing weeds rather than flowers.
We have abortion, we have Feminism, and we have many other ideologies that modern day women are implenting that are in contradictory to the will of the Lord. In many ways, abortion is like the days of Esther, but instead of women standing up and saving the lives of the babies, they are chsooing to let them perish as they justify such actions in the name of “reproductive rights.”
Therefore, “Modern Day Esthers” are needed to stand up for the unborn who are voiceless, to stand up for those who are in turmoil, and to stand up for the innocent who are being discarded on a daily basis. Right now the voice of change needs to be for the unborn; the one group of human beings that are being killed at rapid rates daily as they perish at the hands of their own mothers. Yes, it might be uncomfortable, but Esther loved the Jews so much to trade her comfort for selfless action to save them, but not only did she save them, but due to her selfness, she preserved their land and their ability to defend and assemble themselves.
If we want to be well watered women, we must be loving, selfless, and willing to sacrifice our comfort to do the will of the Lord, and it might require you to lose people, it might require you to be bold, and it might require you to “perish” in different ways, but to sit back and do nothing is not an option, for tomorrow is never promised and many who do not know the Lord need the Lord while the innocent who have done nothing wrong need a voice.
Esther teaches us to be obedient to the Lord to the point of rest
“If I perish, I perish” are words that hit my heart as I read Esther again tonight, and it reminds me of how to die for Christ is to gain everything. Esther loved the Lord so much that she didn’t care about worldly or earthly things, but she cared more about honoring His precious name and His will that she was willing to risk it all for Him. However, how many of us women would say what she said in boldness and courage? How many of us would be willing to say “Lord, I will do your will even if it means the storm threatens to capsize my boat?” How many of us women are not afraid to stand against the world and say “I am a woman made in the image of God and I don’t need Feminism?”
Many women would probably choose not to say such a thing while staying silent, but being silent in the eyes of the Lord on matters that are against His Word does not bring honor or courage, but it brings disdain and disobedience. Therefore, to be like Esther and to be a woman of unrelenting faith and courage, we must be willing to stand up for what is right while also trusting that the Lord will bring us through on His promises in perfect peace.
In the end, if we want to be an Esther, we cannot be like the women of the world
If we want to be “Modern Day Esthers” who are well-watered in the Word, we cannot be women of the world who advocate for Feminism, abortion, and things that are contrary to the Word of God. As the Lord says, to be a friend of the world is to be at animosity with God, which means we cannot have two masters. As I said earlier, choosing to be a woman of the Word will take change, discomfort, and sacrificing what you want, but when you give it all for the Lord even with saying “if I perish, I perish,” you will gain so much more in Christ.
As He said, “to die is to gain,” for to leave the body is to be present with the Lord, so why are we worried? Why aren’t women standing up for what is right in the face of evil? Why aren’t women willing to be like Esther? is it because of comfort, is it because of status, and is it because you want to be revolutionary in the eyes of others? Being revolutionary doesn’t mean anything if it means you are on the side that is against the Lord; therefore, may we be women like Esther who are bold, slow to action, willing to perish, and who are not afraid to sacrifice even if it means losing what we want.
With each word I read of Esther, I cannot help but find myself in utter awe of her love, faith, and unrelenting courage in the One whom her soul loves, for each time I read Esther, I am reminded that though we may go through challenges, the One who brought to such a discomforting challenge shall bring us out of the challenge into times of joy where He is ever so magnified and dignified.
That is the courage of Esther, the unrelenting Faith of Esther, and the loving sacrifice of Esther that reflects Christ. Therefore, may we as woman yearn to be like her, but to be like such a woman requires a sacrifice, for to be like her you must make a choice; do you stay silent and go with the ways of the world or do you stand firm in faith and courage while chasing the will of God even if it means “perishing” in some way.
The choice to be made is yours and yours alone.