GOD, ESTHER, AND HAMAN
Taken from the John Maxwell Bible
God, Esther, and Haman each play a leading role in the Book of Esther. God is the Leader in control; Esther is the leader under control; and Haman is the leader out of control. Consider each one.
GOD: The Leader in Control
1/. He took Queen Vashti off the throne.
2/. He gave Esther the throne.
3/. He used Mordecai to supply information,
4/. He put everyone in place before the crisis.
ESTHER: the Leader under Control
1/. Her position didn’t steal her compassion.
2/. She felt limited in what she could do.
3/. She knew her place in the organization.
4/. She felt the need to fast and pray.
5/. She depended on the prayers of others.
6/. She was willing to take a risk and obey.
7/. She didn’t take advantage of generosity.
8/. She recognised the importance of timing.
HAMAN: The team Leader out of Control
1/. He misunderstood the times.
2/. He lost joy over little problems.
3/. He needed friends to build his self-image.
4/. His greed and ambition made him unhappy.
5/. He listened to the wrong people.
6/. He thought too highly of himself.
7/. He set himself up for a fall.
8/. He reaped what he sowed.