I used to have a brother in Church who always jettisons menial jobs in Church. He would often reassign it to someone else, most times, younger folks. But he always loved to handle the microphone. I knew he would not last with that kind of attitude, and he sure did not.

Friend, God does not bypass the responsible for Divine Communication and Divine Choice. You must live your life in such a way that you would be God’s choice anytime any day and everywhere. One of the ways to do that is to position yourself in responsibility. Responsibility simply means, “Response-ability”. God is looking for those who would respond, not those who would give excuses.

“But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him…” (1 Samuel 16:7). The things that disqualify men are not revealed in the day of manifestation but in the day of preparation. You are either qualifying yourself or disqualifying yourself from God’s best.

God will love you forever but He would not choose you forever. The gifts and calling of God are without repentance but leadership and influence in the Kingdom are with repentance; God will look at your faithfulness before He chooses you for leadership role in the Kingdom (Luke 16:10-12, Romans 11:29).

Relevance is not automatic, neither is it eternal. You need to know what to do keep yourself in the choice of God. God chose David, not because of the size of his stature, but the size of his heart and responsibility (Psalms 78:70-72). While Saul was messing up, David was warming up to take his place (1 Samuel 16:1). Live your life with a decision that no man will take your place (Acts 1:20, Revelation 3:11).

It is the man that does the job that nobody wants to do that qualifies to do the job the everybody wants to do (1 Samuel 16:11-12). Perhaps, nobody wants to run errands. Nobody wants to sweep the floor. Nobody wants to stay under the heat of the sun seeing to how well things are organized and stuff like that. If you would position yourself for divine choice, you must have the kind of heart that is yielded to doing such stuff (Psalms 78:70-72).

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria