Have you ever been put in charge of a massive project? Being put in charge shows how much other people trust you to get the job done, and do it well. It can be stressful to have to have that much faith in you.
Now imagine being placed in charge of a kingdom.
To be chosen as king, you must come from royalty and must be first in line for the throne. The only chance for a younger prince to reign was if their older siblings died or were unfit for rule. Kings were expected to be strong, tall, and have the experience to lead. King David, who killed his tens of thousands, ancestor of Jesus, and ruler of Israel, was none of those when he was anointed as a teen. Not royalty, not oldest, and certainly not the strongest, tallest, or the most experienced.
But God didn’t care how the world chose its kings, He sought out a person who loved Him, and raised him up to a place of power. It’s likely that this shepherd boy who was suddenly anointed to be king did not feel qualified for the honor thrust upon him, but that didn’t stop God.
Do you ever feel like you’re disqualified?
The thing is, if God has chosen you then that’s all that matters.
Not many of us, if any, will be called to be kings, but we all have a purpose from God. Align your heart with God’s and step boldly into your calling, no matter what the world has to say or how far back you think you are. Remember that God uses the unlikely to accomplish the unbelievable.
Check out this video for more about one of my favorite Unlikely Fighters of the Bible – David.
This post is part of my series “Unlikely Fighters of the Bible.”