In - Significance
In a huge world of an overcrowding populace, it is very easy to find oneself as irrelevant in the grand picture of life.
I am not significant!
If this is how you have been feeling, I would like to take you through the life of David. A dark-skinned shepherd boy, youngest and counted least in the family, unwelcome at family’s banquet party, unrecognized as proper heir by his father, hated by his brothers, and we are still only at the introductory chapter of David's life. This was how the world saw David - But that’s not how God saw him.
So he asked Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?” “There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.” Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.” 1 Samuel 16 :11
God chose him to be king of Israel. Jesus was born out of the descendants of David. God claimed him to be the man after his own heart. How marvelous was that! Reading the life of David in 1 Samuel would give you a glimpse of what significance is all about.
Saul was the first king of Israel, handsome and well built like that of a king, the perfect choice in the eyes of the people of Israelites. But it was never God’s will. Saul ended up losing his throne, his battles, and his anointing. But God raised David as his successor. A shepherd boy outta nowhere!
God’s choices are interesting. He looks through the external circumstances and straight at the heart of the man unlike the people of this world. You may not be their first choice, preferred candidate, beloved person, or the best selected. It doesn't matter to God. You are precious in His sight. He sees your heart, not your appearances or your strengths. He can overthrow a king by night and raise you up as the next!
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. 1 Samuel 2:8
David's relevance came from his standing in God's presence. When the world had chosen to reject him, he did not choose to try and please his way back into the good books of the people around him. Instead, he chose to delight himself in the presence of the Lord. His heart ran after God instead of the recognition of his fellow men.
Stay in His presence, praise Him and wait for His time. God will lift you up before mighty men like Saul and the other people who thought you were insignificant. David spent his time with the Lord, going behind his heart. . I urge you to spend this time of lockdown and quarantine to prepare yourself in his presence.
Your time is near!!
Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. Psalm 34:5