Preparing for your King issue 2
I want to talk about two types of women from a very special book that I love to read. One is called Esther who was taken as a queen against her will. She was Quiet, humble, modest, a heroine, a public figure, a person of control and power who was willing to put her life on the line for others. These are the very words that describe Queen Esther, a woman whose body, mind, soul and actions affected reality and changed the world.
The other woman is queen Vasthi. She was a woman who focused her attention by displaying her undressed body at royal gatherings. While her body itself was attractive, that was her only positive quality. When she was unable to flaunt her figure due to a horrific skin rash and boils, she had nothing to show for herself, and in her refusal to display herself lost not only her position as queen, but her life as well.
In many ways these two types of women represent the women we have in our society today. There are some that think if I have outward beauty I must flaunt it and it will get whatever I need and there is another type that has hidden beauty within and a femininity that is not perverted, a treasure to be discovered.
Vashti represents in many ways the way we view the modern-day woman. She is confident, attractive, outgoing, fearless, and bold. She has no problem showing off her undressed body to a room full of people, to tease them, taunt them and amuse them. However, her goal is purely self-oriented. She cares for nothing other than her ego. This is why, as soon as her body doesn’t look good, isn’t attractive for a public viewing, only then does she hide.
If one’s desire is to show to everyone else what you have to offer, what you are capable of, then yes, it better be out there and public. But if one’s desire is to use one’s capabilities for a higher purpose, to achieve a greater good, not just for one’s ego, then the best way to do this is to begin in private, in a hidden way, so that the goal can be accomplished.
My question to you is, if you are getting married preparing for your king, which of these two women are you most liken to, queen Esther or queen Vashti?
The person that you are marrying shouldn’t be marrying you just for your outward beauty; there should be an beauty within that captures the heart of your king, a treasure to be found in the inner depth of you!