Is There Hidden Promise in the Mundane?

In I Samuel 9, Saul’s father sends him out in search of lost donkeys. After spending great amounts of time walking to different cities, I can just imagine what Saul must have thought; “Enough! Why am I spending valuable time looking for some animals that may never be found?”

Saul is ready to abort this tedious mission when his companion (a provision of God) encourages him to the next town where a godly prophet is known to be; perhaps this prophet can direct their path…

The prophet turned out to be Samuel. God had already let Samuel know that he would be meeting Saul: “About this time tomorrow I will send you a young man from the land of Benjamin. Anoint him ruler over My people Israel….” I Samuel 9:16a.

Just think, what if Saul would have ignored his companion’s recommendation? After all, this was just about some donkeys, right? He had no way of knowing that God was about to make him King. Maybe you are feeling weighted down by the mundane, and you are asking God to show you what’s next. I encourage you not to overlook the ordinary things of life; you never know, treasure and links to your destiny may await you there.

We serve a loving God who has a purpose that we were born to fulfill in our love and obedience to Him. Listen for that still small voice. Your direction may change, you may find yourself going someplace unplanned. But this can only happen as you get quiet before Him. Lean into Him, and thank Him for all He’s accomplished through you and trust that He’s not done with you. You are greatly loved.


Jacquie ♥

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I am a writer and counselor, who embraces joy and holds tight to hope. I live with my husband Ken, of 44 years, and he is the love of my life. I enjoy inspirational and devotional writing, home decor, gardening, and being in community. My husband and I are missionaries to children in Washington State, and love the privilege of being with them.

7 thoughts on “Is There Hidden Promise in the Mundane?

  1. Jacquie, your words here speak so much to me. I’m in a place where I am trusting God for my next steps. I’ve been praying about this diligently. I’m trying to hear His voice. Thanks for this encouragement.

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    1. The unknown really stretches us, and we are rewarded with renewed and increased trust in our trustworthy Lord. I pray that as you continue to press into Him you will be ensconced in His peace that transcends understanding. Bless you 💕

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