The vision God gave me was so real. So tangible. I could reach out and touch it. But as I walked forward, it seemed to get farther and farther away. You see God gave me a vision for the type of woman He wanted me to become. He told me that I was a princess warrior .
This blog is all about me stepping into that identity, and you stepping into the identity God has given you. But even still, there are days that I wonder if I’ll ever really become the woman in that vision. Will I ever have the kind of confidence that she has? Will I learn to fight like she fights? As a daughter of the King of kings, will I learn to emanate and spread His love everywhere I go? It can be discouraging sometimes when I focus on what I have not yet become.
Have you ever felt that way? Here is a little encouragement for you along the way!
11 Then all Israel gathered together to David at Hebron and said, “Behold, we are your bone and flesh. 2 In times past, even when Saul was king, it was you who led out and brought in Israel. And the Lord your God said to you, ‘You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over my people Israel.’” 3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord. And they anointed David king over Israel, according to the word of the Lord by Samuel.
Did you read it? Do you see it? Saul had just died. And the people gathered to David. They affirmed his kingship… but the vision of David being King was spoken long before.
Do you remember the story? Samuel had been sent by the Lord to anoint the future King of Israel. After meeting Jesse’s sons, the Lord had not affirmed the anointing of any of them. That is until he met David:
12 And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome. And the Lord said, “Arise, anoint him, for this is he.” 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon David from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah.
David was the promised King. But how long did it take until he actually reigned?
Scholars estimate that it was approximately 15 years! 15 years. Let that sink in! Have you waited 15 years for the Lord to fulfill a promise in your life? That’s a long time. So what was happening during those 15 years?
This is a study all by itself, but basically, I believe God was preparing David in that time. Immediately after the account of his anointing, the bible tells us that David went into the service of Saul. Woah. Talk about character development! David served the very person he knew he would replace. The same person that the bible says the Spirit of the Lord had departed from.
While David waited, he became a commander of an army. Eventually he had to run from Saul. Many of the psalms that he wrote were in that time of waiting… that time of becoming.
The Promise Fulfilled
You see, the glimpse that we get of the people acknowledging David as King could not have happened without David’s season of becoming.
Let me say that again.
David could not have been King without first going through a season of becoming.
How often do we look at where others are and think it just happened for them?
We forget that everyone has a journey. Everyone has a becoming story.
You have a becoming story. You are becoming. So when you look at the vision God has given you in your life, when you look at the “more” that He wants you to become, don’t forget that what you are going through right now is what is shaping you and molding you to become that person.
Be encouraged! God will use every bit of your becoming story to fulfill the vision He gave you.
Friends, I can’t tell you how excited I am to hear your becoming stories! Share below!