THURSDAY, JUNE 3
After David had done the will of God in his own generation, he died and was buried with his ancestors.
Acts 13:36 (NLT2)
LOOK AROUND: GOD PLACES ME STRATEGICALLY
The Words of Harry S. Truman, selected by Robert J. Donovan, “Men who live in the past remind me of a toy I’m sure all of you have seen. The toy is a small wooden bird called the “Floogie Bird.” Around the Floogie Bird’s neck is a label reading, “I fly backwards, I don’t care where I’m going. I just want to see where I’ve been.
I’ve (Larry) never seen a Floogie Bird, but I have seen people who are still living in the past. God raised up David in a certain time and in a certain place for a certain purpose. Acts 13:36 reminds us David was used “in his own generation.” The prophet Samuel anointed David to be king as a young boy. But it wouldn’t be until years later that David would actually sit on the throne. Even as Jesus began His earthly ministry, He constantly reminded His disciples that His time had not yet come. That was until it was time.
Waiting on God’s timing is key factor in walking in the will of God. But it’s also important to recognize that God has placed you where you are for a season and has a plan for you in every season. The Apostle Paul wrote in Philippians 3:12-14, “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” What about your past do you need to leave in the past? What do you believe God may have in the future for you?
Thank God for this time and season in your life. Ask God to show you how He wants to use you today for His glory.