When I was called upon to pastor at our former ministry, I was far away from base, participating in the National Youth Service (NYSC). I was told I would be leading a team to pioneer a new Church. I reasoned that they must have seen something in me to have graciously granted me that opportunity. So, I ask you, “who is seeing you?”

Friend, who is seeing you? Thank God for miracles, but miracles have channels and pathways. Nothing just happens. Life is a function of cause and effect. God would always give you an opportunity to create lasting impressions in people and places. What you do with that opportunity is what defines your reality tomorrow.

“Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him” (1 Samuel 16:18). Who is seeing you? Listen, life does not happen in a vacuum. Miracles do not come out of the blues. Behind every “suddenly” of God is the effort of man.

When preparation meets with opportunity, success is inevitable. Who is seeing you? In that office, Church, neighborhood etc., who is seeing you? Who is that person that can recommend you for greatness? Who is that person that, even though you are in the prison, can attest to your expertise and commitment to recommend you for the palace (Genesis 41:9-14)?

God would always bring opportunities our way to push us into our destiny. For most people, the opportunities come disguised so they pass them by. When you look at the “résumé” of David as listed in 1 Samuel 16:18, you would see a man preparing for a great future; he was not idle.

David built capacity. He mastered some skills. He took care of his looks. He was mentally sound. He invested in his relationship with God. He was ready for his opportunity. While you are waiting for your opportunity, develop capacity. The rule of engagement here is, “Whatsoever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…” (Ecclesiastes 9:10). You will succeed!

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