This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Isaiah 45:7 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about how you feel when you know you could do a better job than the person in charge.
This series is focusing on how we interact with those who are in a place of power. When I turn to the Scriptures, I think about how David interacted with Saul.
After David killed Goliath, Saul became very jealous of him and was obsessed with killing him. He feared that God would ultimately crown David king. Saul’s obsession with killing David kept David on the run.
One day, Saul walked into a cave where David and his men were hiding. David’s men whispered to him that this was a sign from God as it was the perfect opportunity to kill Saul.
David stepped forward to kill him, but then stopped in his tracks. He knew Saul was helpless. Despite knowing he was better fit to serve as king, David realized that it was better to allow God deal with Saul in His own way and in His own time.
Are you dealing with a person like this at work or in a social setting? You may sense their ill will towards you. You know you could run things better, and your peers would likely choose you over them.
However, David shows us how to take a higher path. He kept being the best person he could be and allowed God to deal with Saul in His own way and in His own time. Thanks to David’s patience, God did ultimately deal with Saul.
Especially during this time of Lent, release your situation into God’s hands and remember these words: “I form light and create darkness; I make well-being and create calamity; I am the Lord, who does all these things.” Isaiah 45:7 (ESV)
Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.
So today, make it less about you and them and more about you and Him.