”Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab’s anger was aroused against David, and he said, “Why did you come down here? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride and the insolence of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle.” 1 Samuel 17:28 NKJV.
• There is one barrier that many of us don’t pay attention to, and it is one of the reasons many people are stagnant, that is Discouragement.
It is not that God has not given or giving many people, mainly the Christian an opportunity in their lifetime. But many wasted it due to discouragement and fallacies of religious laws that surround them.
In the scriptures above, David saw an opportunity and the spirit of God in him nudge him to go for it. But his senior brother discourages him.
Did David care about what his senior brother said about him? No! Read the following.
“And David said, “What have I done now? Is there not a cause?” Then he turned from him toward another and said the same thing, and these people answered him as the first ones did. Now when the words which David spoke were heard, they reported them to Saul; and he sent for him.” I Samuel 17:29-31 NKJV
That Was Determination.
When you’re determined, that means you’re ready to face any consequences that come along with your determination. Once that aspect is settled, then you’re prepared to meet every situation that looks impossible. And Your Determination Will Bring Tremendous results if You involve God.
“Moreover David said, “The LORD, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and the LORD be with you!” I Samuel 17:37 NKJV.
If you’re not ready to confront any challenges, then you’re not prepared to fulfill God’s purpose for your life.
“Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.” John 2:4 NKJV.
When Jesus says that His time has not come, then why did He helped them out on their request?
Some people may say because His mother persuaded Him. But I will say because His father in Heaven gave Him go ahead. I found out that one from Jesus Himself.
“For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.” John 12:49 NKJV.
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