“So now, say this to my servant David: ‘This is what the Lord who commands armies says: “I took you from the pasture and from your work as a shepherd to make you a leader of my people Israel.
1 Chronicles 17:7 NET
What did it take for you to advance in your career or life? Did it take education, knowing the right people or maybe luck?
God doesn’t consider any of that.
God looks at the heart!
That doesn’t mean emotions. It means that everything about you is in! It means that you are completely tied in to who God is and you desire to live your life to please Him.
This took David from being a shepherd to the King of Israel.
And because God never changes, He is still looking for men and women who have hearts completely turned over to Him.
He is looking for people who trust Him and will follow the Holy Spirit in this world.
He will use people like that! He will elevate people like that!
What have you given your heart to? Do you share your heart for God with something else? God wants it all!
And if you put Him first, everything else falls into place. You will be in perfect alignment under His Lordship.
Father, look down into the deepest parts of my heart. Help me identify anything that I have not completely turned over to You. Every bitterness, hard place and hidden thing is Yours to remove and replace with Your love and desire. Guard my heart Lord, that it will always be Yours.