GO WITH THE TESTEDJan 06, 2024 2024-01-03 8:08
GO WITH THE TESTED
GO WITH THE TESTED
1 SAMUEL 17: 1-59
“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 what you have is sufficient for the assignment, you do not need to become like any other person. You do not need their skills or talents, It is called ‘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 of course he 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 the rest they say is history.
You cannot fulfil the purpose that God has for you or win the battles of life with someone else’s armour. Sadly, many Christians attempt to do so, they end up either stuck or going round in circles. No matter how much you admire a person’s talent or ability, please do not attempt to copy it. You can commend and admire, but, do not be a copycat. Discover the assignment that God has given to 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.
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