This is our first glimpse of the humble beginnings of King Saul. One thing that is important to see is that he comes from a very ordinary family, and he is doing very ordinary things. The set up to this story is that he is tasked with finding some donkeys. However, we soon find out that God had so much more in store for Saul than just finding the family’s livestock that got loose. The reason I find Saul’s beginning so important is because most of us can relate to it well. I find that most people are not sitting around expecting to be kings or queens. Saul was just going to find the donkeys, and yet God had so much more for him to find. God had already let Samuel know that Saul was to become king, so when they met through a series of “circumstances” it is not at all coincidence.
God has plans for the lives of His people. His plans may not be for you to be a king or a queen or the President, but He does have a plan for your life. It is so incredibly important to see how God is working in your life and all around you. I hear too often from people that they cannot be used by God because they aren’t good enough or ready; and yet throughout scripture God takes the ordinary to accomplish the extraordinary. Samuel tells Saul at the dinner to sit and eat and to not think about the donkeys because they had already been found and taken care of.
How often are we in the room where God wants us to sit and partake in what he has set aside for us, but we are distracted by things that we think are important or things that we are worried about, and we miss the very thing Got wants to give us and what God wants to invite us to be a part of.
- Identify the things that may be distracting you today.
- Set aside those distractions and look to see how God is at work around you.
- Commit to being part of what God is doing.
By: Dakota Gragg