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Esther 2:15 When the turn came for Esther the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her as his own daughter, to go into the king, she asked for nothing except what Hegai the king's eunuch, who had charge of the women, advised. And Esther obtained favor in the sight of all them that looked upon her.
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Happy Women's History month. For the blogs this month I chose to focus on one woman, Esther. Why? Because she was a woman of faith and dressed for purpose. A woman of a lowly status clothed in strength and obedience who became a powerful woman full of wisdom and virtue. So, I ask you to join me weekly as we see Esther dressing for purpose. She is the epitome of what it means to be P.R.E.T.T.Y. to God.
Getting Dressed for Purpose everyday can be a daunting task especially if you have the two big unknowns to deal with. Not knowing your purpose and you don't enjoy clothes. This has been my aim in my role as a purpose coach and personal stylist. It is more than just picking out clothes and finding a career. My goal is to help you find your God given purpose and the attire that goes along with it by using a comprehensive approach where we discuss your life and career goals. With me, you find your P.R.E.T.T.Y, and it is clear that Esther remained P.R.E.T.T.Y to God and accomplished much for His kingdom and for His people.
Esther was an orphan and a foster child, a very beautiful one who was filled with a great purpose that was unbeknownst to her. All Esther knew was that her uncle said she had to go to the palace and so she went. Upon her arrival to the palace, she gained favor with her looks. Now, please don’t assume that she went in there looking any kind of way. They were looking for the most beautiful young women in the region and historically, once the women were chosen a seraglio, or dwelling, was set up for them and they were to remain there for about twelve months to become clean, purified, and perfumed. Those left in charge of her were sure to prepare her outwardly to be selected so she could show up looking her best. I'm pretty sure she didn’t just throw on some yoga pants, a dingy shirt, an unkept bun and crummy shoes saying they should accept me as I am. I believe she dressed for purpose.
As I always say, purpose doesn't change, it evolves. When Esther headed to the palace, she headed there with the understanding that she was going to gain the favor of the king. She displayed Bride Behavior by letting the Eunuchs provide her with all beauty regimen to become Queen. She gained favor with Hegai the head Eunuch and received the best treatments, help, and dwelling space all because she was a natural beauty, fair, and kind. She dressed for the purpose of being chosen to enter the palace and be presented to the king when the time arose.
I believe Esther understood the assignment and trusted her uncle, her stylist, and most importantly, her God so much that when her time came to go in to see the king, she requested only Hegai’s suggested garments. Again, she was Dressed for Purpose. Do you understand your assignment and do you dress for your purpose? Now, by no means am I suggesting every woman walk around in a navy blue pantsuit and call it getting dressed for success. Success may not look the same to you as it does to me. But I do want to see all of God's women showing Bride Behavior by dressing for purpose. God’s purpose.
Sis, make your mark in history for the glory of God by aspiring to live in purpose and keep getting dressed for the occasion He has called you to. Your people are waiting, and we need History from you.
Be a P.R.E.T.T.Y. part of history.