Question, But Still Trust

21 Saul replied, ‘But I’m only from the tribe of Benjamin, the smallest tribe in Israel, and my family is the least important of all the families of that tribe! Why are you talking like this to me?’ 22 Then Samuel brought Saul and his servant into the hall and placed them at the head of the table, honoring them above the thirty special guests. 23 Samuel then instructed the cook to bring Saul the finest cut of meat, the piece that had been set aside for the guest of honor. 24 So the cook brought in the meat and placed it before Saul. ‘Go ahead and eat it,’ Samuel said. ‘I was saving it for you even before I invited these others!’ So Saul ate with Samuel that day.” ~ 1 Samuel 9:21-24

Saul didn’t see himself as Samuel did. Samuel saw God’s chosen King of Israel, Saul saw himself as a member of the least important, probably poorest family of the smallest tribe in Israel. He couldn’t see the vision God had for his life, so he asked, “why me?” Samuel didn’t get upset by this. Samuel didn’t condemn him for questioning; instead he tried reassuring him by showing him a glimpse of God’s plan by sitting him at the head of the table and giving him the best cut of meat.

Even though Saul couldn’t see it, he didn’t argue. After he asked that question, he obeyed and followed Samuel’s instructions. He could have argued and told him he couldn’t take the most important seat at the table. No, instead, he accepted his call and didn’t fight it. He didn’t fully understand, yet he committed. He probably didn’t fully believe, but yet he committed.

Is God calling you to be someone or something that doesn’t make sense to you because you’re not enough, you’re too poor, too young, too stupid, too messy? Ask the why, but walk with faith following the call, even if you don’t get a response from God on the why.

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