We go into battle armed. ‘Wise’ men may advise otherwise, but God knows exactly what you need.
We ALL have our direction planned out, we may stray from the path, we are directed to be on.
“Now David was the son of an Ephrathite named Jesse, who was from Bethlehem in Judah. Jesse had eight sons, and in Saul’s time he was very old. Jesse’s three oldest sons had followed Saul to the war: The firstborn was Eliab; the second, Abinadab; and the third, Shammah. David was the youngest. The three oldest followed Saul,but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father’s sheep at Bethlehem.
For forty days the Philistine came forward every morning and evening and took his stand.
Now Jesse said to his son David, “Take this ephahd of roasted grain and these ten loaves of bread for your brothers and hurry to their camp. Take along these ten cheeses to the commander of their unit. See how your brothers are and bring back some assuranceefrom them. They are with Saul and all the men of Israel in the Valley of Elah, fighting against the Philistines.”
1 Samuel 17: 12-19
So much occured in the days of David, they were ALL in God’s perfect plan. At the time, it would have been impossible to see just why, how, what we do, go through or experience can and will place us where we are meant/needed to be!
I say that, and I am struck by the levity of that statement! We were created for and with a purpose! Nobody can do your assignments as good as you can. You have a purpose, a reason, a calling… I am aware this is ‘deep,’ but no one, no other person can do for a situation what you were DESIGNED for!
All David went through was for a purpose. Watchingthe sheep, playing the harpsichord, fighting off the prowling animals, and once he had been brought into the palace, playing harp for king Saul when God’s Spirit left him 1 Samuel 16:14-23.
It goes on and on.
Yes, we can and do see that David misstepped; commiting adultery, planning and having the murder of Bathseba’s husband. So many things can be learned hear, but all in all even though he ‘misstepped’ he always found his way back to performing The Will of God.
David was tested many a time, the most brazen was his refusal to slay king Saul when The LORD placed a deep sleep over the camp of the Isrealites under Saul, who had come to slay David and his men 1 Samuel 24. We note here that the reason David gave for not killing Saul while he slept was he stated “‘I will not put out my hand against my leader, for he is the Lord’s chosen one.” 1 Samuel 24:10b
We have leadings (even with reasons) many a time. Are they in line with The Word?
Our ways are known. Hold on to His outstretched are! We can do ALL in God’s Will with God on our side.