GOD ANOINTS WHO HE APPOINTS
People often ask the Lord: “What am I called to do? What is my ministry, and what are my gifts?” You may feel drawn to a particular gift or calling and sometimes that’s an indication of what you are called to do, because Jesus put that desire in your heart. The main purpose that He anoints us is to advance the Kingdom of God on this earth. The gifts and callings of God should always be a blessing and never a burden.
When your gift is awakened, and you discover what you were called to do, you’ll understand why you’ve been having so much opposition from the adversary. When you understand that you have the same power and authority that Jesus had in the words that you speak, you will become a force to be reckoned with. Jesus himself said: “Greater works will you do because I go to my father in heaven.” Every believer has a gift and a calling, although they are not all called to the fivefold ministry.
There is a story in the book of 1 Samuel chapter 16 about the calling of King David. The Lord told the Prophet Samuel to fill his horn with oil and go to anoint one of Jesse's sons to be the next King. Each one of Jesse's sons passed before Samuel. The first one named Eliab passed before him. Samuel thought that surely he was the one to anoint as he considered his outward appearance. But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
After each one of Jesse's seven sons passed before Samuel, he told Jesse that the Lord has not chosen any of them. Samuel then asked if he had any other sons, Jesse said yes the youngest son who is tending the sheep. “Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.” David was ruddy with bright eyes and handsome features. When Samuel saw David, the Lord said to him, "Arise, anoint him; for this is the one!" Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward.
Jesus is anointing people such as David who was the least likely to be chosen from among his brothers. Just as Davids brothers were passed up, He is also passing many others up to find the one who has a heart after Him. He is not looking for someone who is brilliant or renowned, but He is searching for the one who spends time with Him. He is looking for those who are tenacious in faith, radical for Jesus and are ready to transform the world with the glory of God. He has a master plan for their lives and they are going to defeat their enemy with the same weapon that he used against them.
The Lord says, just as I have called David as a young shepherd boy to be a King, I have called you to be used in an extraordinary way. Just as I anointed him and raised him up to be a mighty warrior, I also anoint you to be strong and very courageous. There is no need to be fearful or fainthearted because you will minister in My strength and anointing. You will know the authority that I have placed on your life as I raise you up for the end times. As the world looks at you and see's your faults and failures, I see you as the mighty warrior that I have created you to be.
Don't see yourself as defeated, neither see yourself as the person from your past because I have created you to be a giant slayer. You will arise and defeat your enemies because you have been called to greatness. You have been created for My end time plan. Just as David confronted and killed Goliath, so shall you stand against the giants and conquer them. Just as David killed the lion and the bear, you are well able to overcome every obstacle and adversity that comes against you.
I have strategically designed each one of you for a unique purpose and placed My anointing upon your lives. Don't try to emulate the calling of someone else, but imitate their life by following their blameless lifestyle. I have given you the personality and the temperament to do all that I've created you to do. You have been set apart for such a time as this and chosen for a particular assignment. As I anointed David, I now anoint you, saying "Arise, anoint him, for this Is the one" says the Lord.
A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.
1 Samuel 16: 7
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:11-13
And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him. For we will not sit down till he comes here.” So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with bright eyes, and good-looking. And the Lord said, “Arise, anoint him; for this is the one!” Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel arose and went to Ramah.