I remember when I worked in the “business world” that I was very focused on how many people reported to me. You see, I thought that the more people I had working for me, the more important I must be, correct? I am embarrassed to admit that it took me years to realize that I couldn’t have been more wrong. In the Book of Esther, King Ahasuerus — a powerful man, a mighty man, but did it make him important?
In Esther 1:1-4 we read, “Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus[a] (this was the Ahasuerus who reigned over one hundred and twenty-seven provinces, from India to Ethiopia), 2 in those days when King Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan[b] the citadel, 3 that in the third year of his reign he made a feast for all his officials and servants—the powers of Persia and Media, the nobles, and the princes of the provinces being before him— 4 when he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the splendor of his excellent majesty for many days, one hundred and eighty days in all.”
King Ahasuerus ruled over a very large territory and some would say that he controlled the lives of those inside his kingdom. Yet, as we will see in the Book of Esther, we are not ruled by people on this earth, but our Father in Heaven. As we look at our lives, we should not look at how big our territory is, but focus on how big our Lord is. If anyone asks you “how big your territory is” tell them that it is as big as your God.
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!