DAY 1: Saul’s Inadequacy Shows
Imagine that one day you’re sent on a very important errand. For example, the President of the U.S. hands you a sealed envelope and entrusts you to deliver this envelope to another world leader. You’re not to mail it, and the contents must not be seen by anybody else. You and you alone have been entrusted with this information, and it’s essential that you deliver it. But upon your arrival, this other world leader refuses to see you and sends you away. The next day you’re supposed to be meeting with the President to give him a summary of everything that occurred. What do you do?
We may respond to difficult circumstances like Saul does in 1 Samuel 10, by giving into fear or our own feelings of inadequacy. It’s here that Saul learns he is supposed to be the first ever king of Israel. But when the time comes, he hides. Chances are, he feels completely inadequate for what he’s been called to do, or he’s simply afraid to fulfill the role.
As you read today, consider this: What is one situation in which you were afraid to have a hard conversation or fulfill a challenging task? How did you respond?
READING & JOURNALING:
What is one situation in which you were afraid to have a hard conversation or fulfill a challenging task? How did you respond?
Where do you think these fears or thoughts of inadequacy come from?
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
Read: Job 38 & 39
Journal: Write it out. Following the pattern from 7 Arrows Page (click here) what did you learn from today’s reading?
Heavenly Father, I acknowledge that I live in a period of time in which fear isn’t something people like to talk about. But I know I have fears, and I recognize these fears impact me much more than I would like. This week, I pray that You would reveal to me the depths of the fears I have. But instead of allowing these fears to rule my life, may I instead remember that in Christ, I am accepted, significant, and secure! I pray these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.