1 Chronicles 11:3, 9 So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron. David made a covenant with them at Hebron in the Lord’s presence, and they anointed David king over Israel, in keeping with the Lord’s word through Samuel.
Vs.9 David steadily grew more powerful, and the Lord of Hosts was with him.
David had been told that he would be the king of Israel and there’s no telling what he thought in his mind. I know I’ve cherished words spoken over me. I bet he imagined a grand coronation with feasting and celebration all around. But I wonder if he ever thought he’d take the position in a time when the people were over run and in trouble? Did he think to himself, “Is this it? Is this what I was anointed for?” The king and his family (including David’s best friend) were dead. The Philistines had won and the Israelites had fled from their camps. They feared even entering into the cities which were theirs only a few days before.
God’s word came true to David. He became king; however, David had some work to do! The great thing is that The Lord was with him through all of the work, as well as the battles, and the victory was given to David because he trusted God.
Maybe you’ve been called to a position and you’ve always imagined it a certain way in your mind, and yet your currently in a place that needs some work! David’s first moments as king weren’t glamorous and filled with treasure, but he was still king. He wasn’t appointed in a day of victory, but he was still Royalty.
His career and calling started with the worst part of the position, and yet it was the part that took back what belonged to God’s people! It built up the kingdom. Be encouraged today by simply trusting that God knows what He’s doing! Stepping into the promise land often comes with a battle. But the battle is the Lord’s and there’s a victory on the horizon.