In Part 1 of the book by Mark Casto, When Misfits Becomes Kings, I highlighted some of the things Casto talks about in his wonderful book of ordinary people doing extraordinary things for the Lord.
Casto talks alot about David who was anointed at a young age to become king (1 Samuel 16), but David found himself alone and isolated many times before God elevated him to king. How about you? Do you feel isolated or alone? Do you feel like David or perhaps Neo, from the movie, The Matrix, my favorite movie? Neo was destined for greatness, but like David and maybe even like yourself, he didn't quite fit in with others. Do you too feel like...a misfit? If so, Casto says "you can never become a product of your environment, for God Himself placed the source of identity inside your spirit. So no matter how out of place you feel, you will never be a misfit for long" (p. 5). What that means to me is that it's just a matter of time before the Lord takes you to a new place. He has not forgotten what He has for you. He has not forgotten how He wants to use you to do great things in His name. "God doesn't begin big works in public. He starts in secret, in that inner chamber of the heart, where the Creator teaches and molds an individual's greatness" (p. 5).
That also means that as long as we stay on the grind, stay in the trenches, our time will come. The Lord is watching.
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