Then Samuel told Jesse, “Are these all the young men?” He said, “There yet remains the youngest one, and right now he’s tending the sheep.” Samuel told Jesse, “Send someone to get him, for we won’t do anything else until he arrives here.” So he sent and brought him. He had a dark, healthy complexion, with beautiful eyes, and he was handsome. The Lord said, “Get up and anoint him, for this is the one.” – 1 Samuel 16:11-12 (NIV)
Are you waiting on God to move in a mighty way in your life right now? You may be earnestly seeking His guidance, inquiring about what He would have you to do. Perhaps the more you seek out an answer, the noise around you is getting louder. Whereas, the noise may be stemming from the multiple individuals that you’re seeking counsel and even still, others that are giving unwarranted advice.
Truth be told, most advice is filtered through the life experiences of the eyes of the beholder. Many times, that advice suggests that you’re not doing enough to yield a favorable outcome. As they’ve received specific results based on an action they’ve taken, they reason that you should do the same. Polling the masses can be a daunting and confusing task because everyone’s life experience is not exactly the same; although the end result may be similar, the journey to get there is personalized by God.
Sadly, very few people refer you back to God, suggesting that you should stay laser focused and continue to respond based on the last set of instructions received until He gives you a new command. As in David’s case, He did not feel the need to run to the limelight, in fear that he would be overlooked. You see, he was not lost from the sight of God. Even though seven sons were presented as the most likely candidates, the entire assembly had to halt their activity as David was sought out and found carrying out his routine assignment ordained by the Lord. God moved heaven and earth to bring to pass what was earmarked for David alone and will do the same for you.
Lord, thank You for reminding me to refrain from running down a rabbit trail as I await a breakthrough. I resolve to see this time, “life in the hallway”, as a joyful time because it is fostering a closer relationship with You.