1 Samuel 16:11
So he asked Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?” “There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.” Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.”
My favorite professional football team, The Houston Texans, recently selected a player that wasn’t in the line up.
Elliot Coffey, a Sugar Land native, star player for the Baylor Bears, and current employee with Enterprise Rent a Car got the call when he wasn’t even on the field. After playing for Baylor, then going undrafted in 2012 and signing as a free agent to the Denver Broncos he had no playtime last year. He returned to Houston and went to work. I believe that in the back of his mind He knew he had a gift; he just needed the right people to recognize it. According to an article in the Houston Chronicle, Coffey was cleaning a car and preparing it for a customer when his agent called and said he had five days to get ready. The first Texans preseason game had already taken place and many of the player selections had already begun but the story was not over for Coffey. Now he is a linebacker in his home city in front of those who saw him cleaning cars.
David, the great giant slayer has a similar story. When God sent Samuel to the house of Jesse to anoint the next king, Jesse brought out seven of his prized boys. David was still in the field working. David's own father didn't even consider him worthy of the anointing. God told Samuel that none of Jesse’s selections, despite size, stature, or strength were the one. God knew there was one more – the least expected. David is called forth and Samuel immediately knows that David is the one. He was the last one called and the least likely to get the position but God’s choices are not predictable.
I am encouraging you to take these two real stories and apply them to your life. David was not asleep when he got the call. Coffey was not at home or in the streets when he got the call. David wasn’t practicing being a king and Coffey wasn’t knocking over foam players. Nevertheless they were busy and every work we do can be applied to where we are going. (Romans 8:28)
Maybe you feel like the last one left and everyone else appear more qualified for the position. God said, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7) You are pre-qualified, hand crafted, and the perfect choice. Remain humble, keep working, and when you get the call – go get your blessing!