So Saul sent messengers to Jesse to say, “Send me your son David, the shepherd” (1 Samuel 16:19, NLT).
Are you struggling with where you are? Is it taxing to manage your “now” because it doesn’t resemble the “then” you envision? Let me offer an assurance. What you’re experiencing is working for your good. God is using this undesirable place to teach you about the little things.
When God proclaimed David as the king to succeed Saul, He could have given him the throne immediately. Instead, God let him return to shepherding, though he had regal destiny. David’s journey through shepherding was not wasteful. God used it to refine his character and confident trust in Him. Shepherding gave David the confidence to say, “The Lord who rescued me from the claws of the lion will rescue me from this Philistine (Goliath)” (1 Samuel 17:37, NLT). It also gave him the beautiful words we often turn to in our moments of despair, “The Lord is my shepherd …” (Psalm 23:1, NLT).
What am I trying to say? Don’t be so frustrated with where you are that you miss the purpose. This season of your life is all about the small things. God is giving you the character and confident trust you need to thrive in your destiny! The best news is that there is a reward for your faithfulness in the small things: “You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities” (Matthew 25:21, NLT). Your journey to greatness is rooted in the small things!