David also arose afterward, went out of the cave, and called out to Saul, saying, “My lord the king!” And when Saul looked behind him, David stooped with his face to the earth, and bowed down. 1 Samuel 24:8
David knew that his calling was to be the king of Israel. At the time he was running for his life along with the men that composed his army. Seeing that Saul was near, they decided to enter a cave and hide. Amazingly, Saul entered this cave alone to relieve himself without knowing that David and his men where there. What a spectacular moment in which David could coup the government, or as his men suggested, kill the king and fulfill his calling. Nevertheless, he restrained himself, and waited. After Saul exited the cave, David emerged behind him, and called him.
This story holds more substance that what is being considered here, but when one reads, David’s first instinct was to take cover and hide; he had actually refuged before in other caves before. He thought that being in the cave gave him the sense of security and it also provided with the opportunity to fulfill his call comfortably. So why he did not take advantage? What was the problem with that?
We all have situations in which we run into caves and hide. There are situations, in which in fact we have to look for a safe place to be and wait. But more often than not, we stay in the cave and don’t come out. We hide in our fears and remain in the dark, we hinder the opportunity of seeing God’s hand in our lives because we stay hidden. Sometimes we even try to fulfill our calling in the dark, not trusting God to do exceedingly and abundantly in our lives. David confronted his situation, out of the cave and in broad daylight.
It’s time to stop running, to stop hiding, to get out of that cave and to leave behind the past, the hurts, the scars and confront your fears in broad daylight. Humble yourself in His presence and then, and only then God’s calling for your life will come to pass. If God said it, it will come to pass, and it will not be hidden.
God is calling you today, out of the cave.
“BREATHE expectantly, LIVE confidently and MOVE Boldly”
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