Monday, 24 February 2014

GOD CAN LOCATE YOU ANYWHERE

TEXT: 1 SAMUEL 16:1-3, 8-13
The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.”
But Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears about it, he will kill me.”
The Lord said, “Take a heifer with you and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what to do. You are to anoint for me the one I indicate.”
Then Jesse called Abinadab and had him pass in front of Samuel. But Samuel said, “The Lord has not chosen this one either.” Jesse then had Shammah pass by, but Samuel said, “Nor has the Lord chosen this one.” 10 Jesse had seven of his sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel said to him, “The Lord has not chosen these.” 11 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.”
12 So he sent for him and had him brought in. He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features.
Then the Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; this 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 powerfully upon David.
God can locate any vessel He wants to use from anywhere, you do not need to be a forerunner, popular, strong, rich or educated, before God can use you. You don’t need to have any qualification for God to use you for exploit in His kingdom, why? Because He qualifies the called. The bible says “God use the foolish things of this world to confound the wise.” (1 Corinthians 1:27). If you are seen as able, capable and up to the task, people may not appreciate what God is doing through you because they will attribute the success to your human wisdom and knowledge. God prefer raising people that the world has written off that they cannot amount to anything. He does this to show to humanity that He is the only God that can bring out “throne out of the trash”.

The good news I have for you today is that God does not look at the things man looks at. Therefore don’t write yourself off. Though you are not known, you are unpopular, you are not connected to the seat of power in your nation, and you may be living in the most underdeveloped part of the world. Yet He can locate you as He located David; and bring you to forefront. When Samuel got to Jesse’s house and told him his mission, Jesse brought out all his “qualified” sons, but he did not think of David because he saw him to be too young and saw him as unfit for the anointing. David was left out of the plan until Samuel asked “are these all the sons you have?” The scripture says “the lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” David’s father looked at the outward appearance and did not enlist David to be anointed, but the lord that qualifies the called looks at the heart and sees what man cannot see in people. You may not be eloquent or vocal enough Like Moses, but when He is set to use you for His service, He will empower you and back you up. You may be a timid person like Gideon, you may be the youngest like David, your clan may be the least in your lineage, it has nothing to do with God, He will empower you and endow you with the courage that you need for the service. I pray for you today that no matter where you are located, the lord will locate you and bring you out to lime light in Jesus name. Put your trust in God, walk in His way and He will relocate you from the miry clay to the mountain top in Jesus name.