God addressed Samuel: “So, how long are you going to mope over Saul? You know I’ve rejected him as king over Israel. Fill your flask with anointing oil and get going. I’m sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I’ve spotted the very king I want among his sons.”
(1 Samuel 16:1 MSG)
A colleague was told that she could be relocated next year, so she was quite upset. I prayed that she wouldn’t be placed somewhere else because I thought that would solve her problem. Instead, I heard God tell me that He had something better for her elsewhere, and I believe Him.
Samuel was very saddened by God’s rejection of Saul, Israel’s first king. In today’s passage, God told Samuel to stop grieving over Saul and to get going because He had found a new – and a much better – king to rule His people. Samuel obeyed God and under the reign of David, Israel prospered.
We spend so much of our time dwelling on what we think is right for ourselves and others that we miss out on what God has to offer. But I’m so thankful that He doesn’t leave us to “mope” over our loss. He still gives new directions and tells us to get going, so we too can experience His best.
God knows where you need to be. Follow His lead.