Reference text: 2 Samuel 5:1-7,10
2 Samuel 5:3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the LORD: and they anointed David king over Israel.
Scripture records three accounts of anointing received by King David, each of which was for a specific reason and for a season. The most recent definition of a season that I am walking with is ‘a period of sustained events and consistent occurrences’. Therefore, a clear understanding of the season in which a person finds themselves determines how far forward they can go.
‘The anointing of appointment’ which David received from God through Samuel, was in effect for a season until he received consecutive ‘anointing of acceptance’ from the people of God. Hence we may want to pay particular attention to one fact and ask as question also: ‘David’s reign as king did not begin until he was thirty, why then was he appointed by God at a much younger age?
Beloved, during the period before his actual reign, David found himself in a season of his life which not only had the sustained anointing of God present, but also a sustained period of testing and character formation. What is most important within that period was David’s realisation and clear understanding of the Anointing and appointment that accompanied the season within which he was operating.
Sweetheart, ‘to be anointed means God has seen the heart in you, but character is only acquired; David had the heart to be king, but he also had to acquire the character of a king’, something he had a whole season to do. My dear, nothing has changed in our regard – every appointment by God for us, goes together with formation.
Remember # when we miss the things to be done in a specific season, we will be ill-prepared for the next.