Overlooked: David’s Rise.
“Then [he] said to Jesse, Are all your sons here? [Jesse] said, There is yet the youngest; he is tending the sheep. Samuel said to Jesse, Send for him; for we will not sit down to eat until he is here.” 1 Samuel 16:11
Are all your sons here?
There may have been times in your life where you may have felt overlooked, passed over, and not even considered for opportunities or promotions. David, who was the least of his brethren, served his father in the field tending his father’s sheep, while his brethren were being prepared to serve the king. When it was time to anoint the next king, God sent Samuel to anoint His King from the house of Jesse. David was in the right house but his family did not consider his worth. In fact, Jesse presented those he thought was ready. David, while in the field was an afterthought of his family. However, David was God’s first thought and only choice for king. Men may choose their picks for king or for an assignment, but God has His Pick Prepared to receive His Anointing for the task at hand.
Send for him; for we will not sit down to eat until he is here.
The position that God has prepared for you is waiting on you. While you’re in the field, tending your father’s business – God has you on His Heart. God will reorganize the ordinary process, in order to find you and get you in the proper position. Although man may have overlooked you or have not considered you, God will redirect and reorganize man’s hand and process to place you in your proper place – In the position that He’s Promised. While David was in the field, the Bible does not record if he knew what was going on in the house. Don’t worry about what’s going on in other places, keep working on your God given assignment and the promotion will search you out. While David was working the anointing was seeking after him.
Touching the heart of God.
While you’re in the field, you can touch the heart of God. David’s heart was in the right place while he was in the field. Don’t allow your present position to discount your future calling. You may be in the field today, but you may be called into kingship tomorrow. Although David was not physically in the “right” place – in his father’s house when Samuel came to anoint the next king – David’s heart reached God and reflected God’s character in the field. Your physical location does not necessarily matter when God wants to promote you. When your heart is right with God, He will pull you out of your obscure place and place you into your place of kingship. You cannot manufacture or manipulate God’s Promotion. God anoints whom He chooses. Stay ready, work in your designated field and God will anoint and appoint you in His Season.
In His Season
The seasons of your life are directed and shaped by The Hand of God. While you’re working in the field, God is orchestrating Destiny appointed moments behind the scenes. David many times was alone while working in the field, tending his father’s sheep – sometimes the field might be an isolated season, maturing you and to set you apart – letting everyone know that you are indeed God’s Anointed and chosen. David was isolated from his brethren, for a season, but God called him out specifically and Anointed him publicly. David’s private heart disposition, while he was in the field, pleased the Lord. Your assigned field may be your job, business or ministry. No matter where you are today, God’s eyes are in the field searching for a heart that reflects His Heart while your faithfully working and serving. Build your character while you’re in the field. Perfect your craft and execution while you’re in the field. God can Call you out of the field and into the king’s palace at any time. Stay ready and keep executing.