Today our pastor spoke about the unlikely choice, and it reminded me of the Cinderella story. David, in my opinion was one of such stories.
When the kingmakers went to his home to find a king, all his other brothers were presented in their finery, David however was at the farm looking after his fathers sheep.
By all outward appearance the brothers were more qualified than him, they were older, taller, bigger and looked more appropriate to be kings. However they were not the chosen ones, if that is not a Cinderella story then I don’t know what is.
We heard how the kingmakers and the parents presented the others and allowed them to try the proverbial glass shoe but that opportunity was denied David. He didn’t look like the typical potential king, he was probably untidy from working on the farm, he just didn’t fit man’s specification of a king.
I am sharing this here to remind all insideouters that we may not be what people expect, we may be the wrong gender, age, race, accent etc but don’t get discouraged because it still might be you who wears the crown.
They may refer to you as being unusual, unique, weird, different and so on but maybe that is not such a bad thing, the most important thing is having a good heart and being true to ourselves. David had all his experience from looking after the family’s sheep, it was during this time off camera that he got noticed and chosen.
If you are serving behind the scenes currently, be encouraged to give it your best shot. Who knows who might be watching? When the kingmakers come with the glass shoe, although you may not be present, people will come looking for you as no other foot will fit what has been made with you in mind.
As you go through this week, don’t discount yourself from that management position, that pulpit, that partnership, that marriage because all though you may not qualify on the outside, you may be just the right person on the inside. Let us remain true to ourselves no matter how different that may seem because being different is the best way to fit in.
For your consideration