Remember the story of Queen Esther? She was a woman of humble beginnings; meager means, and ended up the Queen of nations. What about Joseph or King David…? Joseph was sold by his brothers because they were jealous of the favoritism their father showed him. Joseph became a Kingdom ruler and his brothers ended up bowing to him anyway. David was the the last of many sons. No one was looking at him to be king, and Jesse, his father tried to see that the anointing fell on his other sons, but the anointing fell on David. In fact, David wasn’t even around when it was time for the anointing. His family had to call him from the field where he was tending sheep. Fair? Not at all, but God does things HIS way, not ours. Through life, we are going to be passed over for this things we’ve waited a long time for; a family, a promotion, a new home or car…whatever it is, favor will go to the one GOD chooses and that person may be the least qualified, and the least likely to succeed.
Don’t despise someone else’s successes. Your time will come as long as you keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, and stop trying to force the hand of God’s favor. God cannot be manipulated by your situation. He will move in his time, in his way, using his resources. It doesn’t matter how far back you think you are in the line. It doesn’t matter how many friends or connections your have. It doesn’t matter how pretty you think you are, or righteous you try to be.
I Corinthians 1:27-29 says, 27 ” But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him.”
When it’s your turn for favor, things will happen quickly for you. The line will then start BEHIND you instead of stretching for miles ahead of you. God will bless you in such a way that you will become an example of HIS faithfulness.
Someone reading needs to know… You are about to be elevated! It is your turn to prosper, your turn for healing, your turn for promotion, your turn for lasting love, your turn for childbearing, your turn for financial independence, your turn for peace, your turn to dance for joy! God is going to raise you up to become an amazement in the land of the living. God has been watching you, and he’s been hearing you, not he’s about to shower you with amazing blessings, and his divine favor.
Blessed be the name of Jesus!!