Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hope Deferred-Tuesday Truth

And Saul sought to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he eluded Saul, so that he struck the spear into the wall. And David fled and escaped that night.
1 Samuel 19:10 esv



David’s life was under attack, literally. While living in King Saul’s palace, he was hated. Saul knew David would take his place someday and he was severely jealous. More than once Saul tried to kill his successor. The spear David dodged was lodged into a wall. Saul was serious. Can you relate? Are you somewhere that people don’t like you? Are you in a place being persecuted? Are you somewhere that you can’t see how it will lead to God’s destiny for you? Good.

David spent years in the wilderness running from Saul, but God was working. David was God’s chosen; intelligent, handsome, and courageous. But he was also arrogant and naive. God needed to work some things out of David before he took the throne. In his years running from Saul he learned patience, humility, and trust in The Lord. God is doing the same in you. The attacks are preparing you for your destiny. Be thankful to God that you are in His boot camp. Ask Jesus what He is trying to work out of you and what He desires to instill in you. Your dreams are on the way, but you must be prepared for them. God is making you ready to fulfill your life’s calling.

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