Being Overlooked

We have all been in or is currently in something that has made us wonder where is God at, while hell is scathing me and whipping me, and making me feel like I am less than?  Because oftentimes, certain situation, certain circumstances, certain predicaments makes us feel like the roof is caving in on us.  This is the story of a man that God called “Friend”.  He’s David, a friend of God.  We discover David in 1 Samuel 16.  He’s out in the field tending sheep.  The prophet Samuel comes to his father Jesse, and he makes the announcement that Israel’s next King would come from his household.  So Jesse called in his sons in, one by one (excluding David); and after God denied all of them, Samuel had to beg the question to Jesse, “Is this all of your sons?” Because all of the sons he presented looked fitting to be a king, but “God never looks at the body, HE looks at the heart” Jesse never considered showing David to the prophet for consideration, because his son didn’t fit the mold.  So, he was overlooked.  And that’s good news for some of us, because you no longer have to sacrifice your identity to be accepted by others, you no longer have to dwell on “What if they overlook me, What if I miss my opportunity, What if they find out about my past?”; because you never have to deal with the what ifs, when you’re anointed by a Sure Enough God.  He specializes in the overlooked, so you can be you, because while everyone is overlooking you….He is looking at you. He’s overlooked,  but when God is in control.  The last shall be first and the first shall be last.

Richard T. Cook

About Richard T. Cook

Richard Cook is a Certified Professional Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Minister, Teacher, and Servant.

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