I’ve been learning a lot from the book of Esther. We can clearly see how God does His work through the inner prompting of 3 leaders. Mordecai, King Xerxes and Esther. I wonder if she felt like a leader. Did she realize that she had influence? Regardless of what she saw or how she felt, we see God’s providence and Esther’s preparation. Look at 4:14. Did this woman know that God was working his plan through her life?
There have been a few occasions where I’ve had the feeling I was God’s woman in God’s place. That’s the greatest reward of leadership. Not that I have accomplished so much as a leader, but that what I have accomplished has had God’s undeserved favor and blessing.
If you are seeking after Him and where He is working, I believe His providence and your preparation will meet.