Anointed & announced
1 Samuel 16:12-13 – Then the Lord said, “Rise and anoint him: this is the one.”
So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed David in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David.
It is said that David was anointed by the Lord to be king at the age of 15. If you know his story, you’d know that it wasn’t the easiest journey to royalty, as he didn’t officially become king until he was thirty years old.
The Bible’s first recording of Jesus’ miracles on earth is when he was in His thirties. Abraham didn’t have the child that God promised him until he was around 100 years old.
I heard a message by John Gray where he says that often God anoints someone, yet waits until he announces them. Do you feel that way? As if God has spoken a promise over your life, but you’re still waiting to see it come to pass?
I’m sure there were times when David questioned his anointing as king. I’m certain he thought that maybe he dreamed it all up, or that it was a joke or maybe even that God forgot or changed His mind.
But God never changes His mind and He never forgets. He’s never late with His promises either.
What God has spoken over your life, the promises He whispered to your heart that time that feels so long ago now, will come to be. Don’t forget your anointing in the waiting. Don’t lose faith before your announcement.