Reference text : 1 Samuel 9:1-4,17-19; 10:1

1 Samuel 9:3 Now the donkeys of Kish, Saul’s father, had wandered off and were lost. Kish said to his son Saul, “Please take one of the servants with you and arise, go look for the donkeys

Sometimes, when someone wants to make a request of another, it comes out as though the one of whom the request is being made is obligated to perform that which they are asked to do. This was the case with servants and masters- once the request is made, they had to be followed. Looking for missing animals was a task Kish could have assigned to the servants, but he chose to entrust it to His son.

In fact, one text in highlighting how important this responsibility was to Kish hence entrusting it to his son Saul, used the words ‘My son’ before stating the task. That task seemed ordinary and fell into one of those categories where any ordinary person or as would have been ideal in those days ‘one of the servants’ would have been sufficient for its performance, yet it was entrusted to Saul, his dear son.

Likewise, there are apparently many ‘menial’ roles and jobs in the Kingdom of God that some of us sometimes feel we are overqualified for hence it ought to fall to those considered ‘babies’ as we play in the Big Leagues, handling the big issues. But what we fail to realise is that when God assigns those tasks which appear ordinary to us, He does so because they are important to him and He trusts us to do a good job on them.

No real father will assign His son or daughter to a role or task with the intention of making fun of them. Rather, everything they involve their children in is a task from which they can learn something so they also come to realise that He is interested in their affairs and can trust them to handle some of His. That is how it is between God and us, so my dear, don’t see that task as ordinary because it is special to God and that is why He entrusted it to none but YOU.

Remember # God wants you involved because He trusts you.


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