When God calls us to do something, whether large or small in our lives, he brings in all the people and supplies that we need to make it happen. When you have been called to some sort of ministry God is going to be the one to make it happen. YOU CAN’T DO IT in the flesh.
David was anointed as king by Samuel but he didn’t become king for a long time. In fact, there was a battle. Not a typical battle where David would attack King Saul and take the throne by force. He didn’t need to. God had given him the throne. David had to fight for his own survival. It was King Saul who sought to kill David. This was even before Saul knew that David had been anointed to be the next king. Of course, he may have known. Samuel had, in fact, told him that God was displeased with him because he did not obey God and that he would remove him as king.
David never got it into his mind to kill the king and take the throne. In David’s eyes Saul was God’s anointed, and, he wasn’t going to touch him.
God honored David, because David honored Saul, by surrounding David with people to protect and help him. These men apparently were being assigned to keep David safe until He became king. In 1Chronicles I find that there were men who were designated by name to help David become the king.
And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, which were expressed by name, to come and make David king.
I don’t see that David was out recruiting these people for his cause. I see them being drawn to David. I believe God drew them. So, even before the time came for David to be made the king, God was surrounding him with the people and troops he would need for the task.
I believe it is the same in our lives today as Christians. Whatever God has planned for your life, God will make available the provisions necessary for the task. This is something I am learning myself. We have to learn to wait on God. David knew he was to be king because Samuel had anointed him. What he didn’t know was how it would come about or, when it would happen. He left those details in God’s hands.
I believe the battle that must take place when we know that God has called us to be, or do something, is accomplished in the waiting. The battle is NOT EVER against other people. The battle is against the devil who is trying to get us to dismiss the fact that we have been called. He wants us to doubt what God has told us. Don’t you think David must have doubted sometimes that he was to be king while his hiding from Saul?
Our task is to believe God and wait on him. Satan would have us focus our minds on something that doesn’t matter; something that would have us entangled in a struggle with people instead of waiting on God to do what He says He would do in our lives. There may be times when we need to protect ourselves from people; possibly people under the influence of Satan sent to throw us off the path. Remember, the apostle Paul tells us, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12)
David did not concern himself with trying to become the king. He was already the king as far as God is concerned. He respected the current king as God’s anointed. He did not retaliate when King Saul was trying to kill him. He waited until what God had said came to pass, in God’s time. David trusted the Lord.
You indeed may have been called to a task but you must wait on God. He opens doors and closes doors. Wait and walk through the ones that are open. The tasks God gives us will not be too difficult. He has already made a way.
I encourage you to read first and second Samuel and observe David’s actions throughout his life. He is a great example to the church today.