Esther 2:12

"Before a girl's turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oil of myrrh and six months with perfumes and cosmetics." NIV translation

We are reminded that the girls had a year to prepare for their chance with the king.

Esther 2:13 & 14

"And this is how she would go to the king: Anything she wanted was given to her to take with her from the harem to the king's palace. In the evening she would go there and in the morning return to another part of the harem to the care of Shaashgaz, the king's eunuch who was in charge of the concubines. She would not return to the king unless he was pleased with her and summoned her by name." NIV translation

Now, my friends, that brings into focus the fact that this is not God's will.

We know, from Genesis 2:24, that God created a man and a woman to be one (not a bunch of women to be one with a man).

The losers from the encounter with the king became concubines (women that were just used for the pleasure of the king).

Esther 2:15

"When the turn came for Esther (the girl Mordecai had adopted, the daughter of his uncle Abihail) to go to the king, she asked for nothing other than what Hegai, the king's eunuch who was in charge of the harem, suggested. And Esther won the favor of everyone who saw her." NIV translation

God can and will show favor to His people in various ways. Even though God was probably not happy with this whole contest, He blessed Esther by causing the people around her to like her. The same can be true for us today in that, when we are walking with Jesus, people will see a difference and want to be a part of Him.