For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?" – Esther 4:14
A leader who is not confident enough to place a high premium on his team should not expect anything out of the ordinary. That is why it is essential for leaders to put in good time to train their team and not to drain them beyond measure. Before a team begins to get to its breaking point, wise leaders explore all avenues to bring them back to speed. However, leaders who undermine their team are usually unwilling to give of themselves. To top it off, they expect their team to work out miracles but end up discovering that the unexpected happens.
In John 15, when the Lord Jesus held a closed door meeting with His Disciples, He informed them of the change in their profile. According to the Master, they were no more to be called servants but friends. He knew that they weren’t just working for Him but were actually working with Him. So He chose to keep them in the lope of what the Father had revealed to Him. This was partly to help them speak the same language as He did and bring them to speed in the thing that pertains to the Kingdom. This reveals that when leaders see people as partners in progress, they grease the skids for the success of their team and put nothing on their way to accomplish great result.
Mordecai knew that Esther was up to the task to use her inside track to avert the danger that was looming large against the Jews. So he went ahead and gave her a heads up to prepare lest she waste away even in the palace, if she decides not to rise to the challenge. Mordecai didn’t undermine Esther’s ability to influence weighty matters in the palace even when he knew it was a tall order for her to step up to the plate. According to John Maxwell, when you believe in people, they find reasons to believe in themselves. In response to Mordecai’s charge, Esther rose to the challenge, to invalidate the death warrant that was issued against the Jews. In the end, the efforts of Esther didn’t go down the drain because she hoped against hope. Hence, I pray that as you inspire confidence in others to achieve the extraordinary, may you become an icon of global impact to be reckoned with and a source of hope to those who are in doubt of their future, in Jesus name        
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Abayomi Aina
Abayomi (ACA, CFE, PGDip Theology) is an inspired prolific writer, instructor and gospel artiste. He is divinely endowed to inspire the world towards purposeful living, leadership spirit, goal pursuit, academic excellence and leading a Christian life.


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