Not Interested in Waiting!
Can you relate to the title, “Not interested in waiting?” At times, growth happens when we step out before we feel we are ready. God calls us, we take a leap of faith; we trust God, and beautiful things happen. Then on the other hand, growth happens in the waiting. Character, humility, wisdom, grace and maturity, all grow deeper, before we take that step of faith.
God may have called us to do something, and because we have heard the call, we think the timing is now! We are not interested in the potential of a long journey. The call may very well have been given, but a crucial lesson to be learned from the life of David is to consider the timing of that call. We can become so excited that God wants to use the gifts He has put in us, that we do not even stop to ask His timing in the matter.
When David was just a youth, God told Samuel to anoint David to be King, even when King Saul was still in power. “So Samuel took the horn full of olive oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers. The Spirit of the Lord rushed upon David from that day onward.” 1 Samuel 16:13
Imagine David growing up, empowered by the Spirit, knowing that God ordained him to be King. Then of all things, God sends him into the palace to serve the present King. He becomes the King’s armour bearer while silently living with the knowledge that one day he will be the one sitting on that throne.
Year after year, David waited. Then one day King Saul’s jealousy caused him to turn against David who has served him so faithfully. David had to run for his life! When David had the chance to kill King Saul, he did not. He could have ended the source of his pain and suffering. He could have helped speed up the timing of his God ordained destiny to be King!
But instead of making decisions based on what would suit him best, David waited for the timing of God. No longer a youth, David was 30 years old when he became the King of Israel. David trusted God with the fulfillment of his destiny, and we behold a powerful lesson in watching how he faithfully served in the waiting!