The Life of Esther (Esther 2 -7)• Esther made Queen• Hamans plot Discovered• Mordecai plead with Esther• Esther appealed to the King• Haman was Hanged
Esther was Alert andProactive she risked her own life to save her peopleThe life You save may be Your Own
Proactive and Alertness Defined• Proactive - Decisions and choices based on godly values and principles - to think carefully rather that react• Reactive - Choices based upon desires, feelings, circumstances and condition of their environment.
Proactive and Alertness Defined• Alertness - Quick to perceive and act to be watchful and prompt to meet danger or emergency
“You shall use all yoursenses to monitor very carefully all that goes on about you, inside and outside” – Sandy Woodward on Alertness
Why do we have to be Proactive and Alert about life?• Ecclesiastes 9:10 Life is to short to be wasted• 1 Peter 1:13 A life lived well brings blessings
Why do we have to be Proactive and Alert about life?• Titus 3:1 We are to live a life doing good• Matthew 25:1-13 Life will end – be ready• Romans 4:12 We will give an account as to how we lived our lives
Reflection Questions:1. From Psalms 1:1-3. Who are the people and the things we should avoid? What do we have to be proactive and alert from these verses?
Reflection Questions:2. From Ecclesiastes 9:10. Reflecting on your life right now, What are some of the things you can be proactive about? • • •
Reflection Questions:2. From Ecclesiastes 9:10. What do you think would be the results?