1 On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the palace, in front of the king’s hall. The king was sitting on his royal throne in the hall, facing the entrance. 2 When he saw Queen Esther standing in the court, he was pleased with her and held out to her the gold scepter that was in his hand. So Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter. 3 Then the king asked, “What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be given you.” Esther 5:1-3 (NIV)
Ester did the hard thing, even facing death. She went in front of the king and he listened to her. She ends up having a meeting with the king where she tells him about Haman. Because she stepped up her people were saved. It is hard to speak up at times but sometimes that is the right thing to do. When you see someone doing something hurtful or wrong, one of the best things you can do is say something. No, you probably won’t face death, but it doesn’t make it any less scary. Don’t stay silent though, when you are a courageous leader people are counting on you to do the right thing.
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