But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
If you ever feel overlooked for some reason, David knew what you feel. The day the prophet Samuel came to anoint one of Jesse’s sons for the throne, David’s family sent him out to the field. They didn’t see in David what God saw. He wasn’t considered worthy enough to even be considered by Samuel. David was overlooked and ignored until God reminded Samuel that man’s opinions do not determine one’s destiny. God Almighty is the One who ordained us. God Almighty is the One who says that when He begins a good work in us, He will be faithful to complete it. God Almighty is the One who makes the least one suddenly ascend to be the greatest.
Don’t let the small-minded perspective of others around you become your limitation. Believe in your life what David believed in his life: “The Lord is on my side. God loves me, and He has chosen me. Nothing is too difficult for the Lord whom I serve. No giant is too big that God and I cannot take down. No valley is too great that God and I cannot walk through. No night is too dark that His Word will not be a lamp to my feet.”
Now may the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May you walk in the confidence of knowing that the blood of Jesus Christ will never lose its power. It has redeemed us. It has set us free from the power of sin and Satan. We are liberated. We are royalty, for the blood of heaven is flowing through our veins. Lift up your heads and rejoice; redemption draweth nigh. But until then, let us put on the whole armor of God, fight the good fight, and be victorious in the authority of Jesus’ name.
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