Shepherd Daily Devotional

Premature Celebrity

“Stay close to God.”

Stay close to God.

Written By Benjamin Dankaka

After David killed Goliath, news about him spread. People were amazed at the way he killed an armed giant with a stone. And as David’s fame grew, some women popped up with a praise song that placed him above his master, King Saul. Because of that song, David had to run for his life. But the negative impact of the women’s song extended to other kingdoms. When David sought refuge in king Achish’s kingdom, his servants reminded him that he was dealing with a man whom they sang about. To save his life, David pretended he was mad whenever he was with king Achish.

There are times you might achieve something remarkable while you are on your way to the top. And the people around you will get excited and begin to celebrate you. Their praises will then create enemies who feel threatened by your achievements. And so, they would come out and try to stop you from going further. Instead of moving forward, you would at that time become stuck; struggling to survive. If you ever find yourself in this kind of state, do what David did; stay close to God. God will frustrate the plans of your enemies.

Prayer: Lord, turn my obstacles into stepping stones.

REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: 1 Samuel 18: 6-9; 1 Samuel 21:10-15

Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.

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