Is it just me, or is there some kind of roadwork going on at almost every turn with temporary traffic lights to control traffic? Journeys that would usually take about 20 minutes could be delayed sometimes by further 20 to 30 minutes.
In some cases, when it is really bad, you could miss appointments, arrive late for meetings, or drop off children late to school, which has its own effects and list goes on. There are various reasons for these roadwork but we don’t go investigating them to determine the outcomes of our own lives, do we ? So why do we change the course of our lives based on the experiences we have had along the way ?
The more the disruptions, in the form of roadwork, the more ready they make us. We usually make adjustments like planning our journeys before we set off, giving a bit of extra time to make it to work or an appointment on time, and finding other alternative routes to get to our destination. What is important to note is that we make adjustments based on the importance or priority we place on the place, thing, or event.
This ought to be applied to our walk of life as well, just because you have good intentions, or you received a word from God or you have a vision , doesn’t mean things are going to line up smoothly for you, on the contrary, you will find a lot of obstacles and disruptions when you are headed for something important or significant and what you do with those disruptions and how you handle them, will determine your outcome.
David was a man familiar with disruptions in his life, and for various chapters of the first book of Samuel, we see David’s journey through these disruptions. Interestingly, no one knew David until God handpicked him for the assignment of his life. The first mention of him in first Samuel chapter sixteen and verse eleven was a description:
“Then Samuel asked, “Are these all the sons you have?”There is still the youngest,” Jesse replied. “But he’s out in the fields watching the sheep and goats.”
1 Samuel 16: 11A NLT
David was chosen by God to be anointed King, and that’s when all hell broke loose against him. Before this time, David was comfortable in the fields watching sheep and goats.( He only had the occasional bear and Lion to deal with ) As soon as he was anointed, he was introduced to the king as a harp player to help the King and then the Goliath incident, which though a victorious moment for all of Israel, puts David, in Saul’s view, in a negative way and for the next four or five chapters, David was running or hiding for his life.
How does one get a word from God declaring him as king in one moment and suddenly become an enemy of state( as when the king makes you his enemy, his subjects make you their enemy too if they love their lives ) .
When things and people are working against you , it is not neccrssarily indication that you are doing things wrong rather could be an indication you are doing things right if you know you are in the will of God for your life. Do not use humans as a measurement stick, but always lean towards hearing God and knowing His will for you.
No matter the forces that rise to cause disruptions to your path, God will always bring a few faithful ( sometimes only one ) your way who will stick with you and believe in you and your journey .
David had Jonathan, who was the king’s son, on his side. He also had his wife, Michal, the king’s daughter, help him escape at a very crucial time. David had Ahimelech, the priest who provided him with food and gave him Goliath’s sword. God provided for David, what he needed every step of the way. ( Psalm 23)
“So David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. Soon, his brothers and all his other relatives joined him there.  Then others began coming men who were in trouble or in debt or who were just discontented-until David was the captain of about 400 men.”
1 Samuel 22: 1-2 NLT
This was a man, running and hiding for his life yet so focused on God. He did not make any move without consulting God to find out if it was the right move or not. This was David’s secret to success, this was how he lived his private life when he was by himself in the fields with the animals and that did not change when his life became more public and almost everything started working against him.
As a result of his focus and commitment to God, doors still opened for him in the strangest of places, people were still drawn to him and David began leading 400men, whilst in a cave and lots of the psalms we read today, were written from his experiences around this period of his life. Are you facing disruptions today? Don’t let them stop the plan and purpose of God for your life.
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Hmm. Great piece. Nothing good comes easy. Life is full of ups and downs even with carefully thought out plans. Sometimes, it is so easy to let go. But that is failure. Lets keep pushing until we are there. We will look up to the hills from where our help comes from. Our help comes from the Lord. Thanks ma’am Kay.
Thank you dear Omare for your comments. Indeed failure is not an option for us. Xx
Good morning Kingdom!
Thank you for your writing! Thank God for giving you such wisdom and insight. I love reading your words and thoughts. You are a great encouragement!
Much love and and many blessings
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Amen and thank you so much dear Karen for your very encouraging comments. xx