Promotions might promote a person right out of his sweet spot. for the love of more, we might lose our purpose.
If trees offer you royalty you don’t have to take it. And just the king gives you an armor, you have to wear it. David didn’t. When he volunteered to go mano a mano with Goliath, King Saul tried to clothe the sheppard boy with soldier’s armor.After all, Goliath stood up nine feet tall. He wore a bronze helmet and 125-pound coat of mail.He bore bronze leggings and carry a javelin and a spear with 15-pound head (1 Sam 17:4-7) and David had a slingshot. This is VW Bug playing blink with an eighteen-wheeler, a salmon daring to bring it on. When Saul saw David, pimpled and saw Goliath, rippled, he did what Iron Age king would do. “Saul gave David own armor-a bronze helmet and a coat of mail” (1 Sam 17:38)
But David refused it. Look at this wise young man. “David put it on, strapped the sword over it, and took a step or two to see what it was like, for he never wore such things before. “I can’t go of these”, he protested. “I’m not used to them”, and so he took it up.
David rejected the armor, selected the stones, lobotomized the giant, and taught us a powerful lesson: What fits other might not fit you. Indeed, what fits the king might not fit you. just because someone hands you armor, you don’t have to wear it. Just because someone gives you advice, a job, a promotion, you don’t have to accept it. Let your uniqueness define your path of life. Let ask God for a perfect fit based on purpose and let us put our trust in Him.
Examine you gifts, know your strengths. “Have same estimate of your capabilities”. When someone tries to bump you out of your sweet spot, here is your rebuttal: “This is my STORY and I am sticking to it”.
Don’t heed greed. Don’t be like Goliath thinking for we do not know how the fate will flip in a split seconds. Be like David, simple and he knows his own strengths and the only reason he defeated the giant. So which side are you? Are you Goliath with boastful mind or David with a simple heart?
Reference: Max Lucado, Cure for Common Life.