1 Sam.17:32 & 37 “Don’t worry about this Philistine,” David told Saul. “I’ll go fight him!” …The Lord who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!”
David displayed courage in four areas, and we are going to learn from him. I am trusting that as you sit with God, He will expand and deepen your understanding and insight in the Mighty Name of Jesus. David displayed the courage to obey his father and take food to the battlefield. Think about it; David was a teenager, he actually required courage to take food to the battleground. They were wealthy so they had many servants. What if David had called one of the servants, and sent him to go and deliver the food? What would have happened to David’s destiny? There are some things you have to do by yourself. Yes, there are some things you will have to delegate. But do not delegate away your destiny. There are some things you have to do by yourself, things that no one else can do for you.
While there are things that you must do by yourself, there should be nothing that is beneath you. There should be no task that you consider as being beneath you. In your house, as the head of the home, you should be able to take your plate to the kitchen. If you think it is beneath you, then there something is wrong. Why can’t you take your plate to the kitchen? I am not saying you should be the one washing the plates all the time, but you should be able to wash your plate sometimes. There is nothing wrong with that. Nothing should be beneath you. Most times, we miss destiny changing opportunities when we think some tasks are beneath us.
I cannot even begin to count the number of times I am running an errand and God is speaking to me. There are many times I have been doing things people would consider menial, things that people feel they are too big to do and at those times the presence of the Holy Spirit is unbelievably strong. I cannot explain it, but He begins to speak to me, and I have an amazing fellowship with the Holy Spirit while I am there washing dishes. I am singing, He is speaking to me and it is just beautiful. We miss opportunities because we think we are big but not David. If David had thought he was too big to be the food delivery boy, he would have missed his destiny.
David did not only dare to obey his father, but David also dared to face the ‘Eliabs’. Eliab was his older brother, condescending, looking down on David through his nose. ‘You, arrogant little boy, you have come to look at the battle’. David says, ‘Me, look at the battle? I have come to fight in this battle’. I just love David. Most times, when you deliver your father’s message [your spiritual father], God will give you a bigger assignment. David did not get the assignment until he got to the battleground. Until he obediently took the food that his father gave him, he could not get a bigger assignment. However, when he got the bigger assignment, guess what? The ‘Eliabs’ became jealous. Just stay focused.
Prayer: Father, I ask for the courage to obey and the courage to face the ‘Eliabs’. I ask for the wisdom not to delegate my destiny or give in to the ‘Eliabs’, in Jesus Name. Amen!