Called And EstablishedMay 23, 2008
And David realized that the Lord had established him as king over Israel, and that his kingdom was highly exalted, for the sake of His people Israel. 2 Chronicles 14:4
Just like He established King David, God wants to establish you in fruitfulness. Realizing that God is establishing you for something of significance will build in you the confidence to not shrink back—even during times of challenge.
The world is laboring under a sense of futility. We as believers must counteract that pointlessness by studying what the Word says about God’s amazing call and His provision for that call. God created us in His image for the purpose of subduing the earth and for being fruitful and multiplying (Genesis 1:27-28). He wants to establish us in order that we might serve others (Ephesians 4:11-13).
When you step out in the plan of God, the enemy will try to stop you. As David stepped more fully into his call, it elicited a response from the enemy: “When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up in search of David” (1 Chronicles 14:8). David’s immediate response to this attack was to inquire of God. David got the victory in battle, but the enemy attacked again. The Lord gave David direction on how to defeat the Philistines, and “the fame of David went out into all the lands” (1 Chronicles 14:17a).
Even if you have encountered attack after attack, don’t back off. Seek God, and He will give you the breakthrough! And you will fulfill God’s call and plan for your life.
And David defeated them there; and David said, “God has broken through my enemies by my hand, like the breakthrough of waters.” Therefore they named that place Baal-perazim—meaning “Master of the Breakthrough.” 1 Chronicles 14:11
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