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Your Chance To Take Them Out

Posted: Saturday, May 19

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One Year Bible Reading Guide

1 Samuel 24:1-25:44
John 10:22-42
Psalm 116:1-19
Proverbs 15:20-21

Verse of the day:

"You have been amazingly kind to me today, for when the Lord put me in a place where you could have killed me, you didn’t do it.”

1 Samuel 24:15 (NLT)


In pursuing our goals, we can see a person who is in a position we desire as standing in our way.  We think as long as they are where they are, we will never get what we want.

 

Is there a role you want in your organization that is currently held by another person?

Do you want them to succeed or fail?

Would you seize an opportunity to bring them down?

David had an opportunity to bring down his predecessor.  King Saul was vulnerable in a cave.  David’s men urged him to seize the moment by killing the king.

 

As David began to take action, his conscience spoke to him (1 Samuel 24:5).  David restrained his men and spared the king’s life.  Then, David told Saul what happened.

 

Saul responded, "you have been amazingly kind to me today, for when the Lord put me in a place where you could have killed me, you didn’t do it” (v. 18).

 

Hoping for someone to fail is a miserable place to exist.  There is also no peace for the leader who is constantly paranoid about who is after their position.

 

God has you right where you are today for a reason and purpose.  The position that you long for may be in your future.  In the meantime, pray for the person who is currently in that role and do everything you can to help them succeed.  If God is preparing you for that position, trust that He will open the right door at just the right time.