Yet all this avails me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king’s gate. Esther 5:13
The king accepts Esther and approves her invitation for a banquet with Haman, Esther, and himself.
Haman went out that day joyful and with a glad heart (Esther 5:9), which quickly changed when he saw Mordecai.
Haman was rich and in a great position in the kingdom but he allowed his attitude for one man take away his joy.
Many people do the same thing – let someone steal their joy and blessing.
I had a man in church one time that did not like one of the other men. He told me, “I can’t stand [that man].”
As a result, he let “that man” steal his joy and “that man” knew nothing about it.
In fact, “that man” came to a church social, ate, and had a great time. While the other man let “that man” keep him from coming.
It’s sad when you let “that man” or “that woman” keep you from enjoying yourself.
You let “that person” keep you from worshipping God.
You let “that person” keep you from hearing the sermon, singing the songs, and enjoying God’s blessing.
Don’t become “the person” that thinks so much about “that person” that you don’t enjoy God.