The prophet Samuel declared that the shepherd boy, David, was destined to be the king of Israel. After Samuel went on his way, David returned to taking care of his father’s sheep.
In those days of waiting, God was at work, preparing David to be a mighty warrior king. Long before he faced Goliath, he fought and killed a lion and a bear who were after the flock. The lonely days of watching his father’s sheep were spent developing courage, faithfulness, and a heart of worship. He was being prepared to rule the Lord’s sheep, the people of Israel.
It was many years of training by warfare, leadership, difficulty, heartbreak, and persecution before he actually became king.
God never wastes anything!
Whatever challenge you may find yourself currently in, know that God has a growth agenda for you in it! And He knows something about your current circumstances and your future that you do not.
Sometimes, Christians act as though God were not involved, as though He were unaware, unwilling, or unable to help. esus reminded us that we are not forgotten by Father God.
“Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God.Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:6-7 NAS)
If you are a disciple of Jesus Christ, consider what it means that God is actually at work in you, discipling you in the middle of the situation. What might His perspective be on it? What is He forming in your character?
So many people are in transition right now.
It’s a season that begins with an ending. Something is now over, and before the new season begins, it is a time of lack of clarity, a feeling of being at loose ends, displaced, or on hold.
What is God at work at in you in your time of uncertainty or discomfort? Are you being called to boldness, mercy, patience, faith, creativity? Are your views being changed? Your religious ideas?
What truth is being written on your heart in this time?
Life is a great teacher. Use your current challenge as an educational tool working to conform you to the image of Christ.
God is up to something good in your life!
“Make your ear attentive to wisdom,
Incline your heart to understanding;
For if you cry for discernment,
Lift your voice for understanding;
If you seek her as silver
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
Then you will discern the fear of the LORD
And discover the knowledge of God.”
(Prov 2:2-5 NAS)