Realize that God has not placed you in your present position for your own benefit. He put you there to serve him. As in Esther’s case, this may involve risking your security. Are you willing to let God be your ultimate security. Lessons from Esther: She combined courage with careful planning. She was open to advice and willing to act. She was more concerned for others than for her own security. Serving God often demands that we risk our own security. God has a purpose for the situations in which he places us. Courage, while often vital, does not replace careful planning!