So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers… 1 Samuel 16:13
David. We know him as the king of Israel, the kid who killed Goliath, and the author of many of the Psalms. But that day, standing in his father’s house, surrounded by astonished brothers, he was just David the shepherd boy. David the kid. The harp player. David the common. Ten minutes before Samuel’s appearance, David was merely another cute teenager, dusty from chasing sheep all day. Even his father did not consider him important enough to be invited to the family meeting. But when Samuel anointed the baby of the family as Israel’s next king, David became uncommon. The reason? God chose him.
We don’t have much information about why God chose David to be the iconic king of Israel, but God doesn’t owe us explanations. He sees the whole universe at a glance while still seeing the inner recesses of our hearts. He knows us thoroughly—flaws and all—as He knew David. God did not choose David because he was perfect; there would be times David would fail Him. The Lord anointed David that day because He had designed him for this role (Psalm 139). God designs each of us just the way He wants us to fulfill His purposes on earth. We become “uncommon” when we cooperate with that purpose.
God designed you to play an important part in His plan. Are you cooperating with Him?