“But the Lord said to Samuel, “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
We often miss seeing things the way God does.
Truth is, wherever you are right now, you need to know you don’t have to strive to be seen. We don’t have to force our way ahead. We don’t have to have it all together. We don’t even have to be in the room when our name is called. He can take care of getting us where we need to be.
God isn’t worried about who is more outgoing, who is voted most likely, who has a big personality or smartest ideas. He’s not even looking to see who’s been a Christian the longest.
We can be quick to judge based on those things, but God looks deeper into the heart. He is looking to see who has a heart after His. He’s looking for an obedient, yielded, and teachable heart. He wants to anoint us by His Spirit to help us do what He called us to do.
Let’s be the kind of people who ask God to create in us a pure heart, to guide us and lead us in His perfect ways to help us see, love, and treat people the way He does. Those are the things that capture His attention.
God can get us where we’re meant to be even if it looks like all the open spots have been filled. Your place in His plan and purpose is meant for you.
At the right time, God will promote or position us and when He does it’ll be far better than we imagined and there will be grace, anointing, ability, and protection that comes with it. I promise, we don’t want a platform, connection, or gift that came at our own striving or insistence; we don’t want to find ourselves getting things we’ve always wanted before our character is strong and mature enough to steward it well.
Let’s not be so quick to judge others, we so often don’t see what God sees. Let’s just worry more about being found having pure, blameless, beautiful hearts in the eyes of God and leave those things we don’t understand to Him to tend to and don’t worry too much or be concerned about what others think of you. The One who knows you by name, knows your heart, and HE has not overlooked or forgotten you, friend. Your future is held so well in His hands.