Tending the Sheep

The Old Testament of the Bible tells a story about a young guy named David. You may have heard about him. David is the most famous king in the history of the nation of Israel. Additionally, he was a tough, fierce and, mighty warrior (read 1 and 2 Samuel sometime – he makes Seals look like boy scouts), the musical icon of his era, and a man of God.

But, he started tending sheep. 9018013942_efbee314ea

It was his defining purpose, and his only occupation prior to becoming who he would eventually become (giant killer/greatest king in the history of Israel/ brilliant general).

For a vast majority of folks in my generation, our role right now feels a whole lot more like watching sheep eat grass then it does killing giants. That’s ok. Faithfulness in the present is preparation for future success. Don’t despair (like I have at times). Instead, prepare. Our giants are coming and we need people in our generation ready to knock em out.

So, today tend sheep. Do whatever you’re called to do today. Do it to the best of your ability. Tomorrow (and all the challenges it will bring) is coming.

(By the way, if you are interested in reading about how bad David was — check out my friend Cliff Graham’s series Lion of War. It’s awesome)

One thought on “Tending the Sheep

  1. Excellent Way of Putting it and great motivation for those that are trying to reach a goal!

    “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” – Zig Ziglar

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