1 Samuel 16:19, NKJV
Therefore Saul sent messengers to Jesse, and said, "Send me your son David, who is with the sheep."
After David was anointed to be the next king of Israel, he didn't go to the palace. He went back to caring for his father's sheep. He was anointed before he was appointed. Doing what seemed like a menial job, he kept being his best and proved to God his faithfulness. When King Saul needed someone to play soothing music for his bouts of depression, someone recommended David as an excellent musician. For David, who had been discounted, overlooked, and forgotten, promotion came calling his name. He was suddenly working in the palace for the king. He didn't make it happen; the king sent for him.
As with David, you have the anointing, the promise, the calling, but you won't go straight to the throne. How you respond when you're anointed but not appointed will determine whether you make it to the palace. You have to be your best right where you are. When you pass the test of being faithful in the small, get ready for opportunities that come looking for you.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that You have given me both an anointing and an appointing. Thank You that You are taking me through a preparation process to get me to my appointment. I believe that I will pass the faithfulness test of being my best and get to where You are taking me. In Jesus' Name, Amen