1 Samuel 15:17 NLT And Samuel told him, “Although you may think little of yourself, are you not the leader of the tribes of Israel? The Lord has anointed you king of Israel."
Earlier in this chapter, God gave Saul specific instructions to destroy the Amalekites. Saul did what he was told but with variation. He was partially obedient. He decided that he would keep the best of the animals--all that appealed to them and he spared the king's life. In God's eyes, partial obedience is still disobedience. Because of Saul's disobedience, he was rejected by the Lord as king of Israel.
Saul didn't quite understand the magnitude of his position. He didn't understand that he was held in high esteem because of chosen position. God specifically chose him to be King of Israel. Likewise, in life, I don't think we fully understand our positions either. We are ambassadors of Christ! We oftentimes don't act this way or think of the effect our actions have on ourselves and those around us.
A few things to think about:
1. What is your current position in life?
2. What has God called you to do?
-Remember that to whom much is given, much is required. In this case, Saul was in a position of authority and given a task to complete. Regardless of what you think of yourself when you are in a leadership position, you have to realize that you are an ambassador for Christ and that you have been chosen! Your actions matter! God wants your obedience more than anything. See verse 22.
3. Examine yourself. Are you being obedient and living up to the standard that has been placed before you?
You are a King! You are a Queen! It's time to start living like it! You are called to live up to higher standards. You cannot live any kind of way. Live like the King or Queen that you are!
May your day be filled with the peace and presence of Almighty God!
(Be sure to listen to my interview discussing my book, "The Life Your Spirit Craves" with Joy and Company on 100.7FM The Word on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. You may also listen online at www.thewordfm.com)