“Now go and say to my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty says: I chose you to lead my people Israel when you were just a shepherd boy, tending your sheep out in the pasture. 2 Samuel 7: 8
For God to appoint you He does not need the approval of men; but for you to be appointed by God, in doing your best, you must first be a disappointment to people. Many people are eager to please people and in the course of it all they disobey God. The ways of God are not always popular to people. As you abide to them, they will make you stand out.
In the Holy Scriptures, many of the people God used had initially been rejected by their peers. Noah was a laughing stock when he built the ark, Jacob was rejected for his tricks, Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers and Moses was despised by his own and cast off by his adopted family. All these people went on to be used by God in doing great things that have shaped our faith today.
Consider David, who initially was demised by his own family. When Samuel came to anoint him as king, David was out tending to the sheep. After all those in the household were inspected and rejected for the post of kingship, none of his family remembered David until Samuel the prophet asked for Him. Scripture says and Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither. 1 Samuel 16:11. Notice that on such a great day of visitation by a great man of God, Jesse took it lightly to include David from the start in this special moment of appointing a king in his own household.
However, despite how all had not remembered David, Samuel put it clear that the visitation ceremony will not continue until David is called to join the party. In the opening Scripture, this special moment was recalled by God when addressing David in his later life. I chose you to lead my people Israel when you were just a shepherd boy, tending your sheep out in the pasture. God reminded David of his humble selection.
When men had forgotten him with the sheep, God appointed him to be king over His people Israel. When men thought he was unworthy for selection, God chose David out of all his brethren. It is what David did in secret without the approval of men that inspired his appointment.
Similarly, you too ought to live life approved before God that He who sees you in secret may reward you openly. When men disappoint you, God appoints you. When God appoints you, men will acknowledge you. Live your life to please God. Remember the stone that builders rejected, soon becomes the chief corner stone. It is not over when you meet rejection, but its the beginning of greater things ahead. Remain blessed.
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for your word. I believe you have appointed me to accomplish an assignment in life. I pray I receive understanding and wisdom to fulfil my calling in life. In Jesus name I pray amen.