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The Chosen One
"And Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen these.” Then Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but behold, he is keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and get him, for we will not sit down till he comes here.” And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome. And the Lord said, “Arise, anoint him, for this is he.” Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon David from that day forward."1
Those scriptures say a whole bunch. They're loaded with so much I can expound, but I'm just going to concentrate on one fact: How blessed David was although he was looked upon with scorn from his family.

Support may not come from family (or friends), but don't you give up on what the Lord has for you. God will give you who you need to carry out His plan for your life. And it only takes one person to catapult you into the strastosphere. God gave David, Samuel and Samuel was a powerful man of God.

Samuel was chosen and instructed by God to anoint (officially choose) the next king and God told him to chose from among Jesse's 8 sons. It was a big deal. Yet, did you notice that David wasn't even there? Read it again, his father said he was out with the sheep. How you gonna leave out your own son for something so important? That was messed up wasn't it?

I think David was used to it though.

He was probably always the missing link. He was more than likely accustomed to being busy overworking, because that's what he was regulated to do. He was usually isolated from everyone else; overlooked by his own family; even disliked, hated, and treated like an outcast by them; and obviously wasn't invited to their parties or celebrations.

He was the odd man out.

He did the dirty jobs. He was considered the misfit. He was the square peg who would never fit in a hole even if it was a square one. He wasn't accepted by his family no matter what he did. They just couldn't figure him out or understand him, and didn't care too. He didn't matter to them. He was a cast-away, weird, out there, far out. Treated like a dog by his family simply because he wasn't like any of them.  

He was different. 

And God was pleased with that.

So pleased that God chose him to be the next king. Yes, he was the chosen one. The one God anointed (via Samuel) to be the wealthiest and the most powerful man among his people.

All because he was different.

Does your life resemble anything about David's? If so, congratulations, you're on your way. 

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1 Samuel 16:10-13


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