I am so thankful that we serve a God that sees our heart. He doesn’t promote us according to our bank account or family. It’s not a college degree or years of experience that causes Him to move us into a place that He has called us to be. I was reading Discerning of Spirits by Ryan LeStrange and Oscar Guobadia when something I read just hit my spirit in reference to 1 Samuel 16:6-7, “The prophet Samuel almost poured David’s oil on his brothers because he discerned with the eyes and not the heart.” In verse 7 of that Scripture, the Lord said to Samuel, “Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for [the LORD seeth] not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.” Wow. I had never had it opened up to me in that way, but the Prophet Samuel was sure the Lord’s anointed was before him. He was looking with his eyes. He would have indeed poured David’s oil into his brother, but God! God told him that one he thought had been anointed had been refused. He then gave him instruction as to why.
How many times have you looked at your own situation and thought I’m not good enough or I don’t know enough to step up into that? How many times have you questioned the Word God has given you because you just weren’t made for that or you don’t know how? Moses didn’t think he could lead the children if Israel out of Egypt either, but God. Stop looking in the mirror and start trusting the God who created you and ordered your steps. Start seeing yourself through His eyes. Give grace to those you encounter as well. They may not look like you envisioned for where they are in life, but God knows their heart and He knows where their journey will be used for the glory of His Kingdom. Pray before you enter into new relationships personal or business. Pray for God to reveal hearts and true intentions. Not everything or everyone that looks good or speaks eloquently have your best interest at heart. You don’t want to waste your oil on what looks good only to find it was on something or someone refused by God. Seek Him with all of your heart and He will guide you, His favor will rest on you, and your oil will never cease. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal