Have you ever asked God why He called you? Maybe you feel inadequate or unqualified for the assignment. You may think that you are not fit for the role of leadership, that you don’t meet all the criteria, perhaps too young or too old, inexperienced, something damaged or this constant struggle in life and don’t feel quite ready. I am sure that David must have felt the same way in his walk. I am sure that he did not feel as qualified to do anything most days. But David did have the characteristics for great leadership even during the most agonizing, stressful and weakest points of his life.
1 Samuel 22: 1-5 states “David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. When his brothers and his father’s household heard about it, they went down to him there. All those that were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him; and he became their leader! About 400 men were with him. From there David went to Mizpah in Moab and said to the king of Moab “Would you let my father and mother come and stay with you until I learn what God will do for me? So he left them with the king of Moab and they stayed as long as David was in the stronghold. But the prophet Gad said to David “Do not stay in the stronghold. Go into the land of Judah.” So David left and went to the forest of Hereth.” Continue reading