Samuel said to Saul…”Is it not true, that though you were little in your own eyes, you were made the head…?” – 1 Samuel 15: 16-17
Saul was the first King of Israel. Hollywood couldn’t have cast a better character for the role. He was tailor-made for the part. He was tall, had a commanding presence and was strikingly handsome. Even more, he was selected and appointed by God Himself to rule.
While many things plagued him, chief among them were two – where he came from and how he viewed himself. As the prophet Samuel was speaking to Saul about his impending kingship, Saul said wait a minute, “Am I not a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel, and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? Why then do you speak to me in this way?” (1 Samuel 9:21)
He couldn’t believe that he of all people had been chosen to lead a nation! He was appointed, anointed, cheered and revered. Yet, he saw himself as a little weasel, coming from a family of little weasels and never viewed himself as the leader God had chosen him to be. It ended up being his downfall. He led out of a small-minded disposition which later cost him his position.
No matter if on paper you’re the leader or if your name and title are on the door – you will only be what you inwardly believe yourself to be. Has God made you the head, yet you still see yourself as the tail?
Published on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 @ 10:22 AM CDT