Wednesday, March 5, 2014

“Better Is Just Ahead” by Debra Courtney

Photo by Amelia Grace Photography

Have you ever considered that David was not God’s first choice for King?  Saul was the first one chosen.  Regardless of what people say about Saul, he was sent by God to Samuel as an answer to the prayer of God’s people.  We also are an answer to somebody’s prayer.  David wasn’t the first choice – but he was the BEST choice.

If you are serving under someone else, “whatsoever ye do, do it heartily as TO THE LORD, and not unto men.” (Col 3:22)  Work as if you were working for Jesus, because the Lord sees your effort, and “you shall receive the reward of your inheritance, for ye serve the Lord Christ.”

David was a man after God’s heart, and that is why he ended up in the role that Saul was originally given.  He was a man after - in pursuit of - God’s heart.  

Your ROLE changes, but your PURPOSE doesn’t.  If your passion is God’s presence and you stay focused on fulfilling your present assignment, you will discover that what you are doing now is actually preparing you for what your NEXT ROLE is going to be.

You may feel like you are running LAST, but the last are often FIRST before the story is over.  The “first born” in the family were the ones with the Birthright and the Inheritance.  


Esther was not the King’s first choice.  She ended up replacing Queen Vashti.

Isaac was second to Ishmael.

Jacob was second to Esau.

Joseph was 11th out of 12 and anything but the first choice of his brothers.

Moses was not the people’s choice for a deliverer – they drove him into a desert.

Jeremiah was not Israel’s first choice for a Prophet, but he was Gods.

Peter and the rest of the disciples in Galilee were not the local Rabbi’s first choice.  All young men went to Hebrew school, but by 13 were either encouraged to continue with the Rabbi and be further trained or were told to “go learn the trade of your father”.  When Jesus saw Peter, James, Andrew, and John, they were doing as the Rabbi said, working in their fathers' fishing business.

NOW the CRAZIEST of all overlooks in history….Jesus of Nazareth was overlooked by the local Rabbi as a qualified recruit for the ministry.

Stay faithful to your present call, stay passionate about His presence, and stay open to the providential ways that God opens doors because YOU are an answer to someone’s prayer.  Your gifts are a solution to someone’s problem.  Be an expert problem solver, and you accelerate your positioning…it’s just a matter of time.  Remember, disappointment is God saying, “Better Is Just Ahead.”  Let’s live our lives on purpose and leave the pressure to God.

Debra’s life goal is to inspire and motivate women globally to become all they have been created and designed to be by using the guiding principles of their Creator’s word in gaining wisdom, understanding their designed-given personality identities, & create their purpose!

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