Christian Devotional – August 29, 2021

Esther, Day 5

Gratitude. Read Esther 5.

I’ve studied a lot of leadership books and throughout many of them a common theme is the importance of gratitude in our lives. As a leader we must have gratitude for the people that we work with and the situations that we are in. Gratitude spills over into every other aspect of our life and our leadership.

Haman could have taken that lesson. He had an extremely high position of leadership within the Royal court at the time, but he allowed one thing this thing to damage the way he viewed himself and his position. He allowed his frustration and anger with Mordecai to ultimately end up in doing what would be his downfall.

Our situation is so important to recognize that God is the one who deserves all the glory. When we understand that, we have no trouble with gratitude because we are truly thankful for all that God has allowed us to do and to have. However, if we don’t recognize god’s position of authority in our life and his influence over everything that we have, it can be easy to become prideful and think that we are deserving of more than we really are. Do we recognize God’s influence in our life and aren’t we truly thankful to him for all that he has done for us? Are we living our life in a way of gratitude?

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