Grace and peace be unto you.
Have you ever accepted an offer and realized that it was not what you expected? What did you do? Scripture says, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21).
The story is told that God’s Spirit left Saul but was with David. Consequently, David was successful in all his battles. This made Saul jealous and he looked for opportunities to get rid of David. It so happened that his daughter, Michal was in love with David. Seizing the opportunity, Saul offered her in marriage to him, hoping that he would become a snare to the Philistines, and they would kill him.
Nonetheless, David rejected the offer stating that he was not qualified to be the King’s son-in -law. Saul asked him to reconsider and he rejected a second time. Finally, Saul asked him to pay the price of 100 Philistine’s foreskins and he agreed. Under God’s guidance, David and his men went to battle and kill 200 Philistines, and took their foreskins to Saul. At that moment, Saul realized that God was with David and became afraid of him (1 Samuel 18:1-30).
David believed Saul liked him when he offered his daughter’s hand in marriage. He was unaware of his evil agenda. But God knew and used Saul’s plan to show him that he was in control. Hence, he empowered David’s army to kill 100 more Philistines than promised. David’s ignorance of Saul’s plan did not prevent him from completing his assignment. The Bible says, “The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever” (Psalm 121:8).
Perhaps you have accepted an offer and are now experiencing the unpleasant reality. The wonderful news is that God knows the real reason the offer was made and has prepared you to deal with it. He wants you in that position to accomplish his purpose. I implore you, do not worry or be intimidated, God is with you, he will never leave nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6). He promised that no weapon formed against you shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17). When you trust him and do your assignments well, your enemies will fear you because of your success. They will know that God is with you.
Heavenly Father, we praise you for your surpassing greatness. We thank you for the “hidden” agendas because you use them to accomplish your purpose. In Jesus’ name, amen.