God took David from being a shepherd, to being a king. Think about that. Truly think about that. That’s like working in waste management then becoming the president. From the lowest job to the highest job. That’s a pretty big deal…
It’s becoming popular practice to map out your life – to see where you want to be, then create action steps that will get you there.
But David couldn’t possibly have done that. How do you even map that out? In hindsight we can see what he did. But there was no way David could have planned:
- Kill a lion.
- Kill a bear.
- Kill a giant using one stone with my slingshot.
- Play my harp for the king. (Oh, and learn how to play the harp.)
- Run away from a king that’s trying to kill me.
- Don’t touch the king when you have the chance to hurt him back.
There was no way to foresee those events. There was no way to manufacture those events.
God sent those opportunities into David’s life. Those were his points on the map to the kingdom. How would he respond? Would he head in the right direction?
I’m convinced God gives us path moments every day. These are events that will lead us to greatness. Unfortunately, our arrival at greatness depends on our response to these events. And the events don’t warn you. They don’t have a sign above them mentioning that responding properly will lead to the kingdom. And it’s all on us.
- Are you going to take that risk?
- Are you going to act with integrity even when it doesn’t matter?
- Are you going to take the easy way out?
- Are you going to put yourself out there?
Though small, these are all defining moments. How will you respond to yours?