Part II Kingdom Assignment Series
Fulfilling your Kingdom Assignment has much to do with timing. God’s timing is different from man’s timing. David was the youngest of eight sons of Jesse. Bible historians say he was between the ages of ten and fifteen when he was anointed king by the Prophet Samuel. (1 Samuel 16:10-13 KJV)
“Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither. And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he. Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. ”
David had to wait before he could move into his anointed positon. He was about thirty years old when he became king. (2 Samuel 5:4). You would think once Saul was dead that David would automatically become king, but it was seven years after the death of Saul before David would reign as King of Israel.
The Scripture records that the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from the day he was anointed by the Prophet Samuel. Even though the Spirit of the Lord was upon him, he was still a shepherd boy. What if David had sat around waiting for his appointment? He would have waited a long time, but instead he continued to work taking care of his father’s flock. During his waiting period David kills a giant named Goliath.
It seemed so unbelievable that this shepherd boy would become a king with all the cruelty he endured by King Saul. When people looked at David, they only saw a shepherd boy, not a king. When God looked at David, He saw more. God looks at the heart while man look on the outward. God saw David’s destiny, the warrior king who would one day rule a nation.
You may still be working a job you don’t really like but that does not mean that you have not been anointed by God. You may wonder when God when? Let me encourage you to keep moving forward. You may not be on the throne now, but you can function in your Kingdom Assignment right were you are. In your home, on your job, in your community, in your local church. God is using this time of waiting to build you. There must be a time of preparation, development, maturing, and character building.
More to come on Kingdom Assignment
Evelyn Johnson-Taylor Ph.D.
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