11 So he asked Jesse, "Are these all the sons you have?"
"There is still the youngest," Jesse answered, "but he is tending the sheep."
Samuel said, "Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives."
12 So he sent and had him brought in. He was ruddy, with a fine appearance and handsome features.
Then the LORD said, "Rise and anoint him; he is the one."
13 So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the LORD came upon David in power. Samuel then went to Ramah.
1 Sam 16:11-13
Yesterday I wrote about spotting potential, today I want to look at the other side of this, what if you're a David.
Do you ever feel that what you are doing is insignificant? Maybe you feel insignificant.
It is so easy to feel that way when we view things from a "worldly" lens. Ok, I sound like a preacher when I use a word like "worldly", but I can't seem to find anything better. Here is what I mean, when you are living as if this life, the 60+ years God leaves you on this planet, is all you have, then it's easy to get caught up comparing yourself to others and feeling insignificant.
God saw something in David.
What was it?
Maybe it was his faithfulness in staying with the sheep instead of going to the celebration. Maybe it was his willingness to endure
discomfort and danger to carry out his duties. Maybe it was the fact that he was not promoting himself as the next great king. Maybe, God knew David would go back to being faithful in the small things (tending the sheep – vs. 19) even after he was anointed the next king.
Saul lived for a much bigger audience to make a name for himself. David was content to serve in obscurity for an audience of One.
Be faithful in the small things, they are never insignificant if they are done for our King!