1 Samuel 16:13: “Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed David in the midst of his brethren. And the Spirit of the Lord came upon him from that day forward.“
Who could have imagined it?
David … a King?
Hard to believe while watching David tend sheep or slinging rocks at a target. He doesn’t seem to possess the class or even carry the cultural finesse that one would expect in a king. After all, David had seven brothers who were more handsome, talented, and qualified. He should enjoy his childhood, go to school, mind his own business, and leave “king things” to others. How can David ever move beyond being a shepherd boy anyway?
Anyone ever size you up that way when you were younger? Maybe it happened even more recently. Or, just maybe, you are the one passing that opinion and judgment on to someone in your neighborhood or church or … in your own house.
Have you yet seen the talent in that child of yours taking piano lessons?
Have you seen the potential in the little boy or girl that has a penchant for science or math at school?
That young person wearing the funny pants and sporting the odd hairstyle may be trying to “fit in,” but when you’re not looking, they’re reading their Bible, bowing their head in prayer, and seeking an opportunity to serve the Lord. Truth is, there’s a King in that kid!
David’s dad didn’t see it in him. His own brothers missed it by a thousand miles. King Saul didn’t want to believe it. None of that was important, though. God saw “kingness” in him and that’s all that mattered.
How does it happen?
How does a kid become a king?
He takes care of present responsibilities with commitment, even if it’s a flock of sheep.
Finally, he patiently waits for his coronation, knowing there is a time and season for every purpose that God has designed.
You are a king-in-waiting. Ignore the naysayers and their negative assessment of you and your gifts.
There’s a king in you! Keep preparing for your season and be ready when it comes.
There’s a king in you! Be faithful with what you have been given, and anticipate God’s next promotion in your life, because it will come sooner than you, and maybe everyone else, can believe.