The Best Things in Life Happen on the Way to Something Else

image 20 Early in the morning David left the flock with a shepherd, loaded up and set out, as Jesse had directed. He reached the camp as the army was going out to its battle positions, shouting the war cry. 21 Israel and the Philistines were drawing up their lines facing each other. 22 David left his things with the keeper of supplies, ran to the battle lines and greeted his brothers. 23 As he was talking with them, Goliath, the Philistine champion from Gath, stepped out from his lines and shouted his usual defiance, and David heard it. – I Sam 17

David didn’t wake up planning to fight a giant.  When he was killing bears he didn’t visualize killing a warrior. When he went to the battle, he didn’t go as a solider; he went as a deliverer of cheese.  A cheese delivery boy. His day didn’t turn out as planned.

He was on his way to something else and grabbed an opportunity.  That opportunity changed everything. What if he had dropped the supplies and gone back home?  What if he followed his pre-determined agenda?  “Sorry guys, I am just here to drop off some cheese, not fight a giant and change the world.  I have a schedule to keep.”

The best things in my life happen on the way to something else.  

You may be on the way to something else, but keep an open mind.  Today God may have much bigger plans than being a delivery boy.  He may have an opportunity for you to change the world.  Keep your ears open.

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5 thoughts on “The Best Things in Life Happen on the Way to Something Else

  1. "The most important moments rarley come at a convenient time. Sometimes you wish God would checkyour calendar first. The ironic part is that our scheduled get packed with the mundane and ordinary, and we become irritated with God when He interrupts us with the miraculous and extrodinary." Erwin McManus: Chasing Daylight pg. 14.

  2. Wow! Thanks, Scot! A perfect word for an imperfect moment. Feeling a little discouraged and unmotivated this morning…this steps in and picks up the day. Great word! Keep it up!

  3. Wow! Thanks, Scot! A perfect word for an imperfect moment. Feeling a little discouraged and unmotivated this morning…this steps in and picks up the day. Great word! Keep it up!

  4. Thanks for playing”middle-man” for an Awesome God!! We often look for divine guidance and direction,yet lose momentum.

  5. So true, great post. Saw your song on Michele's blog- love the lyrics. Funny how we all expect to be able to pencil God in yet He works in times when He is not penciled in. 🙂
    Nice blog.
    Ashleigh