1 Samuel 10:16 NLT “He told us that the donkeys had already been found,” Saul replied. But Saul didn’t tell his uncle what Samuel said about the kingdom.
Earlier in this chapter, Samuel anointed Saul as king and then explained several signs that would be fulfilled. Everything Samuel told Saul was fulfilled that very same day. When Saul ran into his uncle at the place of worship, his uncle questioned where he'd been. Saul explained that he went looking for the donkeys (which is what he initially sought out to do not knowing the plans that God had in store for him at that time).
In today's key verse, Saul told his uncle what Samuel said to him regarding the donkeys but he did not share the vision that was given to him (Saul being king).
We can learn important lessons from Saul's choice to not share the vision with his uncle. One of the most important lessons is that you cannot share your vision with everyone. I learned this little nugget when I began writing my first book.
1. Others can sometimes cast doubt and discouragement when you share your vision. This may not be intentional but everyone will not be able to see where God is taking you and what He wants to do in your life.
2. Timing: It may not be the right time for you to share the vision because you may not be prepared. You may have the vision but no plan. Make sure that you have done all that you need to do before you share the vision. Don't share it prematurely!
3. Some people are just downright mean and can't handle the vision! They will just have to wait until the vision comes to past. These people may not even believe you if you told them anyway.
The bottom line is that you have to protect and cultivate the vision that God has given you. Don't be discouraged if others don't believe in you or your vision as much as you do. God believes in you because He gave it to you! Continue to seek Him for guidance and everything will work according to His plan!
Peace and blessings upon you today!
(Check out my radio interview with Joy & Company on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. on 100.7 FM The Word. You may also listen online at thewordfm.com)