OverLooked Beyond The Optical
OverLooked Beyond The Optical – Have you ever been size by your physical appearance, has someone ever talked you down because your appearance was much rate down below your inbuilt abilities and strength which surpass your physical outlooks, thoughts they may not know you. Such encountered could be most of our experience in life in one or few events. Today, I want to drive a different perspective to you, in order to see beyond the optical and look at the inner content of the heart.
David was overlooked by everyone else. Handpicked by God.
To his older brothers, David was a pest. To his father, Jesse, he was just the youngest son. To onlookers, he was just a shepherd boy. But to God, David was the one destined to be king. And not just any king. He was from the bloodline from which Jesus would come.
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Even the way David was anointed to be the future king is a telling story. In 1 Samuel 16, God tells Samuel that He has rejected Saul as king and chosen one of Jesse’s sons to be the replacement.
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Think of the list of qualifications that must have run through Samuel’s mind for such a position: tall, smart, articulate, brave, groomed, well-mannered, a natural-born leader. Samuel saw some of these characteristics in Eliab, David’s brother. “But the LORD said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his outward appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7, NIV 1984).
Over-Looked Beyond The Optical.
For according to the Bible in Judges 16:6 “And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength lieth, and wherewith thou mightiest be bound to afflict thee.”
Looking at this verse, it brings me into deep thoughts to realize that Samson didn’t look like much before the people in his day. He didn’t look like anything.
You have thought he had bicepts and tricepts, but no he didn’t. He must have been tiny & looked like he needed help himself. Cause why would the philistines kept trying to know where his strength was? It was a mystery to them.
I think about Paul the Apostle of the history written of him, how that he didn’t look like much outwardly, didn’t have a great physical built, didn’t looked attractive, but this was a man carrying so much power that was and is to set the patterns of a dispensation.
Jesus wasn’t different. He was so over-looked that they waited for a messiah that looked all physically powerful & well built. He must have been small too, cause the Bible tells us that he escaped through the crowd. Only a little man can. But though they outwardly didn’t look like much, they had what everyone needed.
Brothers and Sisters. Somehow, many have considered outward coverage for inner quality. They have pushed off someone who had the answers they require and need for life because the present circumstance of that person looks unworthy. They have judged the book by it’s cover. The people thought the messiah would be something their Imagination couldn’t contain outwardly, but he came & they despised him & kicked him out. But he carried their answers.
Never be foolish to walk by human appraisal, to conclude by human impatience & throw off someone that have your answer just because they didn’t respond the way you wanted, or because they don’t look now like their purpose. Greatness has never come in acceptable packages or be revealed in people’s expected time. Be led by the Spirit, not your mind.