In HIS Presence


Read: 1 Samuel 17: 1-59 

Meditation verse: 

“And David said to Saul, ‘I cannot walk with these, for I have not tested them’.  So, David took them off” (1 Sam 17:39b) 

Everything you need to succeed in the assignment that God has given to you is  already inside of you and you are uniquely shaped for your assignment. You do  not need to become like any other person and have their ability to accomplish  what God has called you to do, it amounts to ‘borrowing some other person’s  armour’. You have yours and it’s all you need for the job. You are unique and  your assignment is unique to you.  

In preparing David for his fight with goliath, king Saul clothed him with his own  armour. David tried to walk in the borrowed armour and could not. It was  untested terrain for him, it was unnatural to him. So, he took it off. “Then he  took his staff in his hand and he chose for himself five smooth stones from the  brook and put them in the shepherd’s bag, in a pouch which he had, and his sling  was in his hand. And he drew near to the Philistine” (1 Sam 17: 40). When he  put on that which he was familiar with, he advanced confidently towards the  Philistine and defeated him.  

You cannot fulfil the purpose that God has for you or win the battles of life with  someone else’s armour. If you do, you will either get stuck or keep going round  in circles. No matter how much you admire a person’s talent or ability, do not  attempt to copy it. You can commend and admire, but do not be a copycat.  Discover who you and identify your areas of giftings. Then confidently advance  towards your assignment and you will have good success. 


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye

Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?

He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest.

Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:

Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.

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