Cause – a thing that gives rise to an action, phenomenon, or condition. It can also be defined as a principle, aim, or movement to which one is committed and which one is prepared to defend or advocate. It is sometimes used synonymously with: root, origin, purpose, etc…
The God-sent deliverer of Israel came in to the battle ground unannounced and unnoticed. He quietly looked around, till he found his brothers. While he was talking with his brothers, the giant came to brag as usual (1 Samuel 17:20-23).
You don’t have to announce yourself, your God-given purpose will announce you to the world.
While David was discussing with people, Eliab his eldest brother tried to ‘belittle’ him (1 Samuel 17:28).
Eliab simply means ‘God is my Father’, but in reality, this man had been rejected by the Lord. He still carried the flag of ‘son-ship’, he was still good-looking, well-dressed, probably Jesse’s pride, well-built, broad-chested and enlisted into the army of Saul….in spite of all these, He lacked divine approval.
Beware of Eliabs! They are everywhere, in the church, in the marketplace…
They have a form of godliness, but deny the power in it. Turn away from such people (2 Timothy 3:5).
Most of them are fire extinguishers. They have been strategically positioned by the devil to quench the Spirit-induced fire in your life.
They are intimidated by your presence. They envy the grace of God upon your life. They feel they are better than you, they believe they possess more qualities than you do…but it’s not by might nor by power…(Zech. 4:6; 1 Cor. 1:26-29).
Don’t even try to engage them in a fight, simply move on quietly!
David asked Eliab the question, ‘Is there not a cause?’
David understood God’s agenda for his life, he came to the battle ground at the right time. Because he was a man of purpose, he was always at the right place at the right time! Are you always at the right place at the right time? Are you too fast for God or too slow for God?
If David’s visit to the battle ground hadn’t been divinely orchestrated, nothing fruitful would have come out of it.
His father, Jesse sent him there for a purpose, but his heavenly Father, God sent him there for a greater purpose. He knew that the destiny of the whole nation was hanging upon his neck.
Without mincing words, kingdom vessels (i.e. men to whom God will entrust power and authority to represent Him in their generation) are raised up by God Himself (Acts 13:22).
He raised up David as king, He sent Joseph ahead of the Israelites (Psalm 105:17), He revealed His ways to Moses (Psalm 103:7)…
Are you one of such people that God is raising?
Only those who are willing to submit to ‘the divine process’ get to know the ways of God.
The Lord God is still asking us the same question today, ‘Is there not a cause?’
What cause are you living for? Are you concerned about the Father’s business? Are you bothered about the souls that are perishing? Are you interested in the expansion of God’s kingdom?
Yes, you recite the quote off-hand ‘He must increase while I decrease’. Do you actually seek the advancement of God’s kingdom at your own expense?
Has your so-called ‘service’ to God ever cost you anything?
Are you fulfilling God’s purpose for your existence?
What most of us do is to number our years, but we fail to number our days (Psalm 90:12).
People of God, please let’s note that success in terms of material acquisition, business progress, financial autonomy or career excellence does not necessary connote that one is fulfilling purpose.
It is possible for one to have been rejected by the LORD, and still be enjoying all these things…(Genesis 4:16-17).
There is a course/cause for which God has kept you alive today! You have a mandate to fulfil. God has sent you here for a purpose, not just to work, make money, retire and die. There is a reason why this message is coming out to you at this point in time. So many destinies are hanging on our necks, waiting to be fulfilled!
May the Lord grant us the grace to be spiritually sensitive, that we may fulfil God’s purpose for our lives.
PASTOR NATHANIEL SADELA
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