READ: Esther 2:19-23

Have you ever found yourself in a sticky situation?

With information that could change attitudes? Alter lives?

Mordecai, in this sub-story within the greater story of Esther, certainly found himself in one.

Mordecai insisted Esther not yet reveal her true identity. Esther chose to trust Mordecai. Esther’s trust in Mordecai points to her virtue and humility. Mordecai’s leadership proved he was an honest and noble man.

“But Esther had kept secret her family background and nationality just as Mordecai had told her to do, for she continued to follow Mordecai’s instructions as she had done when he was bringing her up.” {Esther 2:20}

Right Place. Right Time.

As Mordecai was sitting at the gates, at the right place at the right time, he overheard the guards hatching a plan to kill the King. While the guards should have been watching over a new flock of females, who were undergoing the same beauty rituals Esther had experienced, they were planning the unthinkable, to end King Xerxes life.

“During the time Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate, Bigthana[a] and Teresh, two of the king’s officers who guarded the doorway, became angry and conspired to assassinate King Xerxes.” {Esther 2:21}

When you find yourself between a rock and hard place, like Mordecai did, there is one difficult option that will always bear fruit, even when it doesn’t seem like it.

The option to tell the truth.

In our relationships, careers, families, and friendships, telling the truth sets our souls free and makes room for the light to shine in dark situations.

While Mordecai was given credit for his allegiance to the King by outing the guards, our accolades may look different. Telling the truth sets our heart right, fine tunes our ear to the whisper of the Lord, and invites honesty and righteousness to take root in our lives and the lives around us.

“But Mordecai found out about the plot and told Queen Esther, who in turn reported it to the king, giving credit to Mordecai.” {Esther 2:22}

Even without public knowledge of their family ties God elevated both Mordecai and Esther to a place of influence. It was common in the Ancient East for families to rise in power together. With Mordecai and Esther’s true identity hidden it is even more remarkable how God promoted each of them to a place of power and influence.

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It ushers us into the fullness of God, becoming the woman he destined us to be.

Our situation and season may appear seemingly ordinary but in reality, we are poised for greatness, to tell the truth, and express our allegiance to the King of Kings.

Believe it! Trust it! Live it!REFLECT:
  • In which areas of your life does truth, in love, need to be shared?
  • Have you ever found yourself in a situation with a secret that would change someone else’s life? How were you able to handle it? Did you see the truth come to light?

Father God, lead each and every one of our steps. Would you go before us and lead us with both your whispers and shouts. Would the soul of our character be strengthened as we are given opportunities to share the truth in love in our marriages, friendships, parenting, and our workplaces. Would you be lifted up, our King, as we walk out the destiny you have planned for us. Amen.


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Tiffany Bluhm
Tiffany Bluhm
I'm Tiffany Bluhm. I'm a wife, mama, writer, speaker, and follower of Jesus. I'm swimming through womanhood and motherhood with a family that looks more like the United Nations delegation than a family from the sub development. I spend my days raising two little boys with my teacher-turned-realtor husband and encourage women to walk in the fullness of God’s love, grace, and plans. I regularly teach Bible Study and travel to speak at Christian women’s events. To find out more visit me at


  1. ~Karrilee~ says:

    So much Yes and Amen… and this: “…lead us with both your whispers and shouts.” YES and AMEN!

    • BethAnn says:

      Awe, thanks Karrilee! I loved that line from Tiffany’s post today, too! — “Lead with both your whispers and shouts.” Amen! Love it!

  2. BethAnn says:

    It’s so encouraging to be reminded that the Holy Spirit can help us to tell the truth. Especially in those moments when we are tempted to fudge the story a little to make ourselves look better. Lord, help me to lead with honesty every time & all the time!!! Thank you, Tiffany, for your words of wisdom and encouragement today!! xoxo, BethAnn

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