I am completely stuck in 1 Samuel 17. The whole thing!!
For example, in the first 2 verses –
“Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war and assembled at Sokoh in Judah. They pitched camp at Ephes Dammim, between Sokoh and Azekah. Saul and the Israelites assembled and camped in the Valley of Elah and drew up their battle line to meet the Philistines.” (vs 1-2)
Okay, something hit me. Notice the Philistines gathered their forces for war, while Saul and the Israelites assembled.
If I was a betting person, based on these two sentences, I would’ve bet on the Philistines. However, in life I don’t. When something needs to be done, I generally look for the fastest and the strongest. The ones who can get-it-done.
What these 2 verses remind me of, is that I might be trained to jump on the train of the fastest moving, shiniest, strongest looking, etc.. thing available, and I should be praying for who GOD wants me to lean on or fight for. Not necessarily who I think should be backing. God knows the story of everyone all around us. Those teams, groups, people who might not arrive to a task theand ready. They might be the ones who show up and need time to process the situation. It might even look like there is no way they could ever succeed at the deed…but if God wants them to, they will.
Who is around you that you may be overlooking? Do you consistently go to your “go-to” people rather than giving others a chance?
I am a firm believer in try. Try and succeed, woooo whoooo! Or Try and fail…and learn.
Both are okay.
What I learned today…I need to pray for God to open my eyes more to those around me that I might be overlooking.