God Appoints ….Differently

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Key Passage: 1 Samuel 16:1-13


Key Text: 1Samuel 16: 12 – And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him, for this is he’.


Appointments are mostly political and sometimes even the most qualified can be disqualified, because they do not have the right connections or pedigree according to human standards. That is why some people seem to get certain jobs or positions and others seemingly qualified or better don’t get these jobs.

Left to David’s father, Jesse, when Samuel approached him to anoint one of his sons as king over Israel David did not make it to the first round. David was the last born of eight brothers, not known as a great warrior, just a shepherd of sheep. His father did not rate him that highly, so he never presented him before Samuel.

Many of us do not qualify for some of the high positions God has ordained for us according to human standards. But God applies very different rules to appointment of leaders. He looks at other things fleshly humans never consider in appointing leaders. In the case of Jesse, he looked at the physical appearance of his sons. He looked at their ranks in the army. He looked at their birth positions. But all these criteria did not impress God. He is the creator of all human beings and he knows all of us so well.

So in picking a King for Israel, God looked at something most important. He looked at the heart of the person. He looked at the person’s dedication to little chores. He looked at the passion of the person. No one knew that David had already put his life in harms way for his father’s sheep. Nobody saw him go after a lion and snatch a young lamb from its jaws. No one saw him kill a lion. No one saw him confront a bear and fight it off when it attacked his father’s sheep. No one saw him spend endless hours worshipping God and declaring how great God is. No one saw him dedicate and consecrate himself to God. No one saw him declare that God was his father. But God saw him. He saw his heart. He saw his dedication.

God told Samuel,  “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

How is your heart before God? Ultimately, God will appoint you over His things, not based on your earthly qualifications, but more on the content and quality of your heart. Most things we do for God that men do not notice; let me assure you that God sees them and when the time is right God will appoint you and man cannot stop His appointment.

Honestly, I want to encourage you to be faithful to God and to serve Him whether man acknowledges you or not. Do all things diligently for Him and one day, your day will come.

David was overlooked by men; passed over by men; but God had destined him for greatness. At the appointed time, God brought him forth. Is this you?


Let’s Pray:  Father God, thank you that you do not look at what men look at. Thank you that you look much deeper and you see the heart of every man. Father God may you find in my heart a heart full of grace and love for you. May you remember me on the day of your appointment. May I never give up on serving you and may I never lose my commitment to you. Lord I ask these things in Jesus name. Amen.


5 thoughts on “God Appoints ….Differently

  1. Very encouraging message Pastor Charles. Just the tonic to keep frustration and impatience (i.e. looking for a DIY shortcut) at bay. I look forward to receiving more messages. God bless!

  2. Very encouraging that in God we just have to be and he would compared to man’s way when we have to be more than and then hope

  3. It’s amazing to see the mind of God in things of appointment. Like David, Moses although called of God, could not be commissioned until he left all his Princely accreditations behind and gained the heart of a shepherd. God is not at all impressed by what we can or think we can do but more interested in what He can do through us and how pliable we are. This is why Paul stated in Philippians 3:8 (NKJV); “Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ”

    My prayer is that; God should help us not to think more highly of ourselves or boast in our qualifications or earthly acquisitions and positions but instead; please Holy Spirit help us to submit our lives to God totally in worship and love to God.

    Thank you Pastor for laying all aside and following Christ and being an example for us to follow. God bless!

  4. Thanks Pastor Charles. I am blessed to hear and see what God has prepared for his children. He who has called us is faithful and He will do it. I say Amen and Amen to this message. May God’s richest blessings be with you as you continue to be an inspiration and motivation to many. You are one of the sources God placed among us to release vision which produces transformation. Keep this light burning day and night for many will come and many will see that Jesus Christ is Lord. Amen..

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