Then one of the servants answered and said, “Look, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a handsome person; and the Lord is with him” (Samuel 16:18).
BEFORE David was positioned to minister to Saul, a position that proceeded his kingship, the bible said that David was (1) skillful in playing, (2) a mighty man of valor, (3) a man of war, (4) prudent in speech, and (5) a handsome person; AND (6) the LORD is with him.
Having the Holy Ghost or being spiritual is NOT always enough to set in motion the preparation of our destiny. We must also activate the talent’s God has already given us!
Jesus is positioning many of you for a “step” that will prepare you for your purpose but, you must first maximize the many gifts the LORD has already given you. For example, for someone your purpose may be a wife, a helpmate and maximize the talents of your husband as you both partner in business or ministry, but because you haven’t learned the art of humility, seek no business acumen, or haven’t developed patience or time management skills, it would be difficult for us to operate in such capacity with out developing certain skillsets. Maybe Jesus is calling you, like David, to operate in a leadership role but you have yet to develop an ability to speak publically, multitask or overcome adversity, therefore, such role would be almost impossible to succeed in at this time.
Receiving Christ or having a relationship with Jesus is just the beginning. To truly be positioned and groomed for purpose, we must FIRST develop a variety of virtues and skillsets. As the Lord leads you, start developing and strengthening your many gifts today! David had 6 gifts BEFORE walking into purpose!
“For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask more” (Luke 12:48).
Prayer: Dear Holy Spirit, given us the discipline to develop and utilize our gifts!
O LORD, I pray that this post brings forth clarity and assists in building Your kingdom. In Jesus’ name, I pray.
“Everyone has a divine purpose; my hope is through the Power of God, you walk boldly in yours!” ~ With Love, Minister Angela
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