Do you feel that no one "gets you" or sees the great potential within you? If so, this word is for you.
Working a job just to get a paycheck will always be far below the purpose and potential that God has placed within you. It's just a job, it is not who you are called to be. It is temporary. It does not define you, nor your ultimate calling in this life.
God reminded me of that this week when He took me to I Samuel 16. God sent His prophet, Samuel, out to anoint a new king after rejecting Saul. He said Samuel would find the new king among the sons of Jesse. Jesse didn't even consider the possibility that his son, David, could be anointed king. He didn't even bring him before Samuel to consider. David was out in the field, humbly tending to the sheep. He was just doing his job. No one noticed him or considered him to be more than he appeared. He was of no consequence. But God knew! So it was, when they came, that he looked at Eliab and said, “Surely the Lord’s anointed is before Him!” But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
You may feel your are laboring in vain....but God knows! In the fullness of time, everyone else will see also, if you are faithful that everything you do, you do to the Lord. No matter what your work is, do what you are given to do. It is during this time that your character is being molded, built and tested. You don't want to be put in a position where your character cannot sustain you.
Remember, after the prophet Samuel called him out and anointed David, the Spirit of the Lord left Saul and left him with a distressing spirit. That is what brought David to the house of King Saul, David's future kingdom! But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and a distressing spirit from the Lord troubled him. And Saul’s servants said to him, “Surely, a distressing spirit from God is troubling you. Let our master now command your servants, who are before you, to seek out a man who is a skillful player on the harp. And it shall be that he will play it with his hand when the distressing spirit from God is upon you, and you shall be well.”
So Saul said to his servants, “Provide me now a man who can play well, and bring him to me.” Then one of the servants answered and said, “Look, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a handsome person; and the Lord is with him.”
Therefore Saul sent messengers to Jesse, and said, “Send me your son David, who is with the sheep.” And Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a skin of wine, and a young goat, and sent them by his son David to Saul. So David came to Saul and stood before him. And he loved him greatly, and he became his armorbearer. Then Saul sent to Jesse, saying, “Please let David stand before me, for he has found favor in my sight.” and so it was, whenever the spirit from God was upon Saul, that David would take a harp and play it with his hand. Then Saul would become refreshed and well, and the distressing spirit would depart from him.
Man sees where you are right now and may think you will never be more than that. But God sees all that He has put within you. God sees your end, your ultimate destination in this life. Pursue the process. In God's time, if you do not give up, man will see it too. Even David's family could never have imagined him as a king, but one day even they bowed before him. Never doubt, never give up! And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
I Samuel 16:6-7, 14-23 Galatians 6:9