God’s plan is better then ours.
Samuel was still mourning for Saul when God said, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I rejected him as king over Israel?”
God had a different plan. He sometimes moves leaders or people out of the way for a reason - a good reason.
All things work together for our own good!
We need to allow God to chose our leaders, our husbands and our friends; not our own thinking or feelings.
Sometimes, we fear how these things will happen. We might fear of losing our own life because we don’t understand God’s plan or instructions.
Even if we’re afraid, we most follow the instructions of the Lord, though it requires sacrifice.
The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart.
David faithfully served King Saul by playing the harp in the king’s palace. We also have to learn to play the harp (even though we know the call of God in our own life). We have to be humble and allow God to use us as He pleases. If playing the harp helps someone to be free from the torment of an evil spirit, then we need to become harp players. You never know if that’s the thing that God will use as your step up for His plan In your life. Just play the harp.
Allow God to use you as the armorbearer of someone regardless of your call. Obedience!
If someone tries to make you feel dismayed and terrified because of their great statue, position and power, do not let them intimidate you. Remember, you are in God’s plan and ‘greater is He who is in you that he who is in the world.’
Remember, close friends and family (those who know your weaknesses) will try to take you away from the will of God. They see with the natural eye (fear) as David’s oldest brother did when he heard David saying, “Who’s this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?”
Be strong and courageous. Always remember the victories from your past spiritual battles as a training. No one knew the fights and battles that David had, rescuing his father’s sheep from the mouth of a bear and a lion.
The Lord who delivered you from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear, will deliver you from the hand of any Philistine.
Don’t allow anyone to try to put their armor on you to fight a battle. What fits some people, might not fit you. The only armor that we need, is not our leader’s, or our friend’s, or closest family’s. We need the ARMOR OF GOD to fight our battles in our lives.
If you are a shepherd boy then fight like it!
Use your abilities. The gifts that God gave you for His purposes.
Even when your enemy is speaking death to you, keep confident and don’t lose hope. Know that you always come in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom they have defied. “This day the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel, and that is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves, for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give all of our enemies into our hands.”
Sometimes our victories brings jealousy to others, even to those who you have served. But they will also connect you with those that God has called to be close to you to help in times of trouble.
Keep your obedience and faithfulness to God. Honor Him and represent His character wherever you go.
Serve with dignity and integrity those that want to pin you to the wall with a spear because of jealousy for the great success the Lord has given you.
Do not displease the Lord with the action of your heart and mind by doing evil in His eyes. The absence of His Spirit will bring disgrace and death to you and your family from generation to generation.
Praise the Lord always in everything you do. Praise His Holy name!!