He picked up five smooth stones from a stream and put them into his shepherd’s bag. Then, armed only with his shepherd’s staff and sling, he started across the valley to fight the Philistine.
(1 Samuel 17:40 NLT)
The moment David approach King Saul, many understood that their deliverance has come. Nevertheless, there were those, including David’s brother, who failed to see the potentiality of David to handle Goliath.
As for David, he was convinced that the appropriate time to act was now.
When he hit Goliath’s head, David’s mind was at peace because he believed he did the right thing.
He could have waited for Saul to get him a fitted amor and shield. No, David used what he has to finish off the enemy of Israel.
The passage teaches two vital lessons. Time (now) and using what we have to resolve a problem or accomplish our duties.
Procastination is the greatest enemy of time. These two are forever at loggerheads. They are not together in union and as Christians, learning to organize our lives in accordance with God’s order is a must.
Time and opportunity are best friends. Unlike procrastination that prefers to pitch a tent at our doorsteps, opportunity only chooses to visit us once in a while.
So if we utilize our time in good, expected ways, it will call upon opportunity to come and see us, and dwell with us. No lazy Christians can boldly declare that they did not miss their chances. It is likely they were not to the blessings when opportunity came their way.
When we understand that time is precious and should be treated as such, we would do anything to manage it. And that includes using the resources at hand to get the job done. I implore us to look with ourselves, to dust from the dirt off our antiques: physical or not, and utilize them within the period that time and opportunity travel down our path.
In Jesus’s name, Amen