One of the servants said to Saul, “One of Jesse’s sons from Bethlehem is a talented harp player. Not only that—he is a brave warrior, a man of war, and has good judgment. He is also a fine-looking young man, and the Lord is with him.” [1 Samuel 16:18, NLT].
In the preceding verses, Samuel had just anointed David to be the future King of Israel. Prior to the anointing, David was described as “healthy reddish complexion and beautiful eyes, and was fine-looking” [1 Samuel 16:12, AMP]. When you think about the qualifications of a King, how good looking a person is, does not determine their ability to be King. After all, David’s brothers had better physical qualities than He had but were rejected by God. Yet, God was looking at something deeper in David that eyes could not see; his heart.
Truth is, David was not qualified according to human standards to be King and all odds were against him. Yet, in the backside of the desert while tending to sheep, he touched the heart of God so much that God was moved to translocate him from the desert tending sheep to the palace tending to his people. God was not looking at David’s inability but His ability to take a humble shepherd boy whose heart pleased him, to make him King. Many of the mighty men that we read about in the Bible suffered the same fate that David did; they were rejected by men, and yet these were the same men that God chose to wrought mighty works. The difference maker wasn’t their ability but God’s ability through the anointing; the Holy Ghost.
As born again Christians, we have the Holy Ghost in us and working in us [1 John 2:27]. Yes we may not be qualified or “wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble” [1 Corinthians 1:26, KJV], but we have the anointing and if we allow it to work for us, God will use those some disqualifications for His Glory. So, after Samuel anointed David, the Bible says “the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward”. Now watch carefully; after David was anointed, NOTHING about him changed physically; he was still the youngest tending to the sheep but SOMETHING had changed about him on the inside; the anointing was at work in him. That was all David needed to be catapulted unto the path that would lead him to be King.
The anointing introduced such great favor upon David’s life that men’s description of him even changed. He was no longer the “keeper of sheep” or “youngest” but rather “a talented harp player. Not only that—he is a brave warrior, a man of war, and has good judgment. He is also a fine-looking young man, and the Lord is with him” [1 Samuel 16:18, NLT]. This testimony of him is what landed him in the courts of King Saul to begin his training as King.
Brethren you need not struggle in life; let the anointing work for you. You let the anointing work for you by being led by the Holy Ghost in ALL areas of your life. Those who are led by the Spirit are able to do things beyond human reasoning because they are not working with human reasoning, which is foolishness to God. Praise be to God that through the anointing that God “hath the chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and God had chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty” [1 Corinthians 1:27, KJV].
Let the anointing work for you by consistently and constantly fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit through prayer and the Word of God, and watch as God’s favor metamorphose you from a “foolish” man to a wise man, from a “weak” man to a mighty man, from a “disqualified” man to an overqualified man. Yes, the anointing can do that for you.