What authority do you have? Use it humbly.

What makes Mordecai and Esther great leaders is that they accept their positions of authority that God, in his favor and grace, gave them. What authority do you have? Here's what God wants you to do: humbly accept it, because it's not about you or your fear of failure, but about people and an opportunity to help them. Sometimes the people who feel the least qualified for leadership are the most qualified because they have the first prerequisite, which is humility. This clip is excerpted from the sermon "Jesus Is a Better Missionary," part 9 of the sermon series Esther: God's Perfect Work through Imperfect People. It was preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll out of Esther 8:1--17 at Mars Hill Downtown Bellevue and released online on November 11.