2 Samuel 3-4 (KJV)

3 And his men that were with him did David bring up, every man with his household: and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.
4 And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. And they told David, saying, That the men of Jabesh–gilead were they that buried Saul.

Often we want too much too soon.

This is often true in our desire to become highly competent. But skills take time to fully develop.

We acquire wisdom over  slowly time and build character slowly.

David knew about the development of competency over time. Samuel anointed David as king of Israel fairly early in his life, probably when he was a teenager. Yet David did not automatically become a king.

In the military realm, few people experienced as much success as David. Yet David slew a bear and a lion before he encountered Goliath. God was working in David during his shepherd days, giving him experiences that would build his courage. David’s faith grew as he saw the Lord’s presence in his life during memorable life experiences.

And so it is with our competency.

The Lord works in us over time.

Helping us hone certain skills, in the end making us effective and successful.


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