What you focus on will grow!
David had this ability to hyper focus on only what God had promised him. This meant that opposition had no place in limiting the course of David’s life. When I think of Goliath squaring off with David, initially, I think nothing David will face in life could ever compare; A boy in a fight to the death with a man of war, the champion of an entire army and literally a giant! However, David knew he was not alone. This meant there is no limit to what he can do knowing that God was with him. However, this was just the beginning of the challenges he would face.
When Saul lost the anointing of God, that didn’t mean Israel was doomed. It meant God had another plan. His Spirit left Saul and rested upon David from an early age. Just like in our lives, if we love God, He will bring about the good in any situation.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. - Romans 8:28
We may feel confined or limited where we currently are, but just remember that David was a Shepherd. This was a lonely and despised job in his culture. Yet, that’s where God began to transform him into a king. His first assignment happened when his father sent him to deliver food to his brothers on the battlefield. Little did David know that this was his last day on the job. He left the sheep in the care of another shepherd, but when he returned everything was different… after all, he was the giant killer. Often times we think we are headed to do one thing, yet God has a way of promoting us in another way IF we are willing!
David chose to see every situation in his life as an opportunity to the road that God had promised him, to become the King. He didn’t try to make things happen out of order because he knew God was the source of his limitless potential. Better yet, when it was David’s time, even Saul knew that David was to be King over Israel:
So it was, when David had finished speaking these words to Saul, that Saul said, “Is this your voice, my son David?” And Saul lifted up his voice and wept. Then he said to David: “You are more righteous than I; for you have rewarded me with good, whereas I have rewarded you with evil. And you have shown this day how you have dealt well with me; for when the Lord delivered me into your hand, you did not kill me. For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him get away safely? Therefore may the Lord reward you with good for what you have done to me this day. And now I know indeed that you shall surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in your hand. - 1 Samuel 24:16-20
I would encourage all of us to stay on the path to our purpose. Walk with God, not ahead of him. We are very limited in the power we have over our lives, but when we surrender ourself to God… the possibilities are endless. No one can disqualify what God has qualified!