“For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

(1 Samuel 16:7, NKJV)

God doesn’t choose the way people choose. People look on the outside. God looks on the heart. God knew that if He could trust David to take care of sheep and to be faithful when things weren’t going his way, He could trust him to take care of His people. David went from being a shepherd to being the next king. Nobody voted for him. This wasn’t a democracy. If it had been, he wouldn’t have received one vote. Nobody in Israel knew who he was at that time. His father didn’t even believe in him.

When God is ready to promote you, He doesn’t take a vote. He doesn’t check to see who likes you, who’s for you, or how popular you are. It’s not a vote. It’s an appointment. Promotion doesn’t come from people. It comes from the Lord. When it’s your time to be promoted, no person, no bad break, no disappointment, and no enemy can stop you. God has the one and only vote. He has the final say.

A Prayer for Today

“Father, thank You that You are not limited to seeing me as other people see me. Thank You that You see my heart, and You know my faithfulness to You. I believe that promotion comes from You, and You have the final say. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”