Find Me Someone

Someone might ask, is there anything one can learn from a wilderness season that will be pivotal for an open door you least expect? In 1 Samuel 16:14-23, we read how a gift that King David learnt while in his wilderness season tending His father’s sheep, set him up to the palace.  Now the Spirit of the Lord had left Saul, and the Lord sent a tormenting spirit that filled him with depression and fear. Some of Saul’s servants said to him, “A tormenting spirit from God is troubling you. Let us find a good musician to play the harp whenever the tormenting spirit troubles you. He will play soothing music, and you will soon be well again.”
“All right,” Saul said. “Find me someone who plays well, and bring him here.” One of the servants said to Saul, “One of Jesse’s sons from Bethlehem is a talented harp player. Not only that he is a brave warrior, a man of war, and has good judgment. He is also a fine-looking young man, and the Lord is with him. “So, Saul sent messengers to Jesse to say, “Send me your son David, the shepherd.” Jesse responded by sending David to Saul, along with a young goat, a donkey loaded with bread, and a wineskin full of wine.
So, David went to Saul and began serving him. Saul loved David very much, and David became his armor bearer. Then Saul sent word to Jesse asking, “Please let David remain in my service, for I am very pleased with him. “And whenever the tormenting spirit from God troubled Saul, David would play the harp. Then Saul would feel better, and the tormenting spirit would go away.
David had already been anointed by Prophet Samuel to be King over Israel, however, instead of being ushered to the palace, he was ushered right back to tending his father’s sheep in the wilderness. It amazes me how God works things out, He knew this young boy needed to learn great skills in the wilderness and not in the palace, to prepare him for the assignment ahead. God prophetically led David back to tending his Father’s sheep to make him a great worshipper, a skillful harp player since he had to be innovative in worshipping God, a brave warrior, and a man of war who had good judgment. I mean, this was the report that King Saul received from his servants, who knew David’s lifestyle.
What can people testify about you despite that wilderness season you are currently facing? The servant’s testament about David is what brought him into the palace. An open door that would usher him to the palace and ultimately with time to the throne, came from a place of his skill. His skill offered a solution to the king that nobody else in that region could offer.
The Spirit of the living God will never depart from you even in your wilderness season, He will teach you all things you need to know and prepare you for your next season. Things might be thick and bleak but helloooo God wants you to discover what is deep down within you when nobody is watching and when the people you thought would help you, will walk away from you right on your face. But here is the good news, during the season of preparation for David in the wilderness, those were the most important years in his life that God prepared him for the palace.
Yes, you have received prophetic declarations over your life and you know what God has promised you but in the natural, things might not be the way you anticipated. Before throwing in the towel or trying to go ahead of God, ponder and think about the context of Scripture I have shared with you which is the basis of this entire blog post: –
  • David knew he had been anointed by a credible Prophet but for years nothing seemed to match up with the prophecy, however instead of making his way to the palace, he waited and trusted God to order His steps until God gave him the throne. Stop trying to create your way and trust God to order your steps to the right people, right relationships, and right opportunities. Psalm 37:23- The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.
  • Instead of complaining about how things were not working out the way he thought they should have worked out, David learned incredible skills that people got to know about and that is how his name popped up in the palace. Be consistent in doing what God has asked you to do and be willing to work out the gift that God has deposited within you. Proverbs 22:29- Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men.
  • David began his journey to the throne from humble beginnings by serving the King. No matter how big your destiny is or your dreams are, it takes humility to start small from a place of serving others, honor, loyalty, humility, and diligence. Small keys open big doors but big doors will only remain open when we stay humble and apply the principle of honor. Mark 9:35- And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”
Many of us want to succeed faster than our character can sustain us, slow down…….. my beloved and go through your process gracefully and let the Holy Spirit prune you, teach you and prepare you. One of my favorite Scriptures is Psalm 84:11b No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. Once God has promised, it is in His integrity to bring it to pass but His desire is for us to be prepared in handling the great things He has purposed for us to handle here on Earth.

God did not withhold the throne from King David and that only means, God shall not withhold any good thing He has promised us.

Love ReinaBeaty

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