1Samuel 16:17-18 And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me. Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.
Amazingly David will soon become the armor bearer for Saul, then kill Goliath, and eventually take over the kingdom. But it all starts when David is sought out and the door is opened because he plays the harp well and has good character.
I doubt seriously that David or anyone else would have ever thought that his harp playing would be what would open the doors for him to become all that God had for him. He could have been trying other things, politicking; but instead he just did what he had before him with all of his might. He worked at becoming a harp player. He is doing other things; keeping sheep, practicing with his sling, writing songs, but the very simple act of learning to play the harp is what gets the attention of his superiors.
What is the lesson here? Could it be that you need to quit focusing on what you will be someday and just start working at being the best you can today at what you do? Could it be that you should take seriously each discipline that God has given you so that you become the best you can?
I challenge you today to work at whatever God has given you to do, maybe it is a Sunday School teacher, childrenâ€™s church worker, soul winning visitation, being a parent, practicing the piano. Do what God gives you to do. Then when the time comes the door will open for you to take the next step.
So develop the small things and God will open the doors.