• Bronwyn Farrugia

Master your field

1 Samuel 16:7-13 (MSG)

But God told Samuel, “Looks aren’t everything. Don’t be impressed with his looks and stature. I’ve already eliminated him. God judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart.” …Samuel was blunt with Jesse, “God hasn’t chosen any of these.” Then he asked Jesse, “Is this it? Are there no more sons?” “Well, yes, there’s the runt. But he’s out tending the sheep.” Samuel ordered Jesse, “Go get him. We’re not moving from this spot until he’s here.” Jesse sent for him. He was brought in, the very picture of health— bright-eyed, good-looking. God said, “Up on your feet! Anoint him! This is the one.” Samuel took his flask of oil and anointed him, with his brothers standing around watching. The Spirit of God entered David like a rush of wind, God vitally empowering him for the rest of his life. God chose David. He picked him out, anointed him as king and filled him with the Holy Spirit. But what led him to being the right choice in God’s eyes and selected as king?

God looked at his heart. God saw him out in the field tirelessly looking after sheep, which we are all called to do. But his gifting was playing the harp. He might have been a ‘runt’ and the least likely naturally, to be king but he could play!

A servant’s heart will bring you into your anointing and calling. David just focussed on his gift and what he could do and did it well! The rest just followed. He didn’t concern himself with getting favour from his brothers or his father Jesse.

So whether you are gifted in writing, sport, singing, building, business, economics or health you need to do it with all you have. You need to become master in your field like David did, and do it for God with all your might.

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