This is the second point in Ken Rudolph’s fantastic message about Esther 4:
2. Don’t Be Replaced! (Esther 4:14)
If you say “no” to God, He will send someone else to do His work. Don’t be so afraid of danger that you refuse to join in the battle! God wants to use courageous people whom He can count on to take big risks and put it all on the line for Him. Paul is a wonderful example of this point. Practically every time he planted a church, the people of the city threw him out. He was beaten, mocked, shipwrecked, even stoned to death once (God revived him) for the sake of Jesus Christ, but there is one thing he never was: replaced. He proclaimed the name of Jesus until the day that he died, and God did incredible things through his life. Do you want to live an amazing life like Paul’s? God offers you that very opportunity, but you have to trust Him enough to live your life dangerously. Are you going to take the plunge? Or are you going to be replaced?