Topic: Don’t Play With Your Opportunities [Thursday April 5, 2018]
“And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will”. Acts 13:22 KJV
David was raised as an alternative to Saul. You see, God always has an alternative that is why when He gives you an opportunity, don’t play with it. Don’t be prideful and arrogant. When God gives you an opportunity, grab it with both hands, because He has alternatives.
In my few years of working with God for close to 46 years now, I have observed something. God knows how to raise a nobody and lift him up beyond the expectations of men. Whilst many might be thinking that that person is not qualified, as far as God is concerned, He has made His choice, and no one can question Him. Before you know it, this person is excelling in what he is doing, and others will be wondering how and why. The simple reason is that He is God and He cannot be dictated to or questioned. He raises someone from the back seat to the front line and endows that person with such an excellence that you have never seen before. Our God specialises in justifying the ungodly and qualifying the unqualified. That is why you cannot write off any person. Don’t you dare! Always know that the person you are despising today can become your answer tomorrow. Never look down on people. Today they can be down, and tomorrow God can lift them up.
David was totally forgotten and disregarded. No one even counted or regarded him among his brothers. He never smelt like a king nor spoke like a king, but Samuel got to the house of Jesse and did not find anyone that qualified. When he went through all of Jesse’s children, and God’s choice was not amongst them, he had to ask, after which they had to look for David. From that day forward, the Spirit of God came upon him. He became a captain over God’s people. I declare that you will be sought after. Where they relegated you, where they said your voice is not important, they will seek for you. They will ask for your own opinion.
Further Reading: 1 Samuel. 1Samuel 13:13-14, 15:10-11, 16:1
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- 1 Samuel 1-3; Evening- Luke 8:26-56
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.