So I was reading 1 Sam 16 this morning and it really spoke to me... God had sent Samuel to find the chosen king, the king that God said would be a "man after God's own heart"... "and Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel and Samuel said 'The Lord has not chosen these, are all of your sons here?' Jesse said, ' there remains the youngest but he is keeping the sheep"
God chose the youngest, smallest, boy out of the 8, a boy that his father thought so little of that he didn't even consider that David could have been the chosen one... So why David?
David was "keeping the sheep", that was a humble job of service, yet he did that faithfully. David would probably sit out in the fields at night and sing praises to God, for only God to hear. He loved God for who He was, not what He could do for him. He had a strong relationship with God that was built on adoration and love. God chose David bacause David was humble, faithful, and loved the Lord.
What is your "keeping the sheep"? Are you in a job or situation now but feel that God has called you to greater things? If He has, it will ONLY be fulfilled as you are faithful in keeping the sheep right where you are now. Fall in love with God where you are now and begin to thank Him for what He has done in your life thus far. He is a good, faithful God and will NEVER fail you! You aren't in a waiting time, this is training time. David was a great man, and a great king over Israel, because he never lost his shepherd’s heart. He served God humbly and faithfully...
"One thing I ask, that I will seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life and gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple." Psalm 27