I used to think people should just leave
Britney celebrities alone. Paparazzi’s swarm their private residences and take illegal pictures and twist intimate moments to feed the public’s hunger for gossip. They get especially giddy when a celebrity makes a mistake or says something controversial.
Then it dawned on me, the moment you put yourself out there in the public eye, you lose the argument.
Your life becomes the show; a cautionary tale with a moral parents tell their kids on what to do or not to do so they do or don’t become like you.
People love drama. They crave the juice of a fallen cheese. Especially the big ones.
The cautionary tale told to me in Sunday School was King Saul. He had it all. He was the original Big Cheese. He was good looking, tall, smart and more importantly, hand-picked and anointed by God to be Israel’s first king. But he died upon his own sword without honour from people, and without favour from God. The obvious reason for his downfall was his disobedience to God.
My question is this: What’s the point of anointing someone if God was going to take it away at the slightest show of imperfection? God knows all, right? He must’ve known Saul was going to screw it up and make mistakes. So why bother anointing Saul if He knew the ending would be disastrous? Why not pick someone worthy at the beginning? God is no paparazzi, He doesn’t feed off anyone’s failure.
Why did Saul fail even AFTER he was anointed by God?
What Pastor Ryan shared on Sunday hit me like a ton of bricks. The answer was so obvious I missed it.
[Saul’s] biggest mistake was that he thought his anointing was a total package.
Ps Ryan Foo
He thought ONE anointing would sustain him till death.
But it cannot be! It doesn’t make sense. Because we enter into different phases of our life. If my anointing 10 years ago was to be an influential student in my high school, that anointing would be irrelevant 10 years later now that I’m working. I’m going to need more than my 14 year old self to handle my life at this point. And in order to take in more of the new anointing, I must be willing to change to the form God needs in order to fill me. That requires obedience.
Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.
A one-off prophecy is just that; one off. Come tomorrow, it won’t be enough, not if I want more in my life.
That would mean there needs to be a continual outpouring of God’s anointing for every season I walk through.
I believe Saul was worthy of the cause when he was first anointed. More than that he was obedient. What if he HAD the capacity to be the best first king of Israel. To die with dignity leaving behind an untainted legacy.
I guess I’ll never know.
Inspired by Pastor Ryan
Speaking of cautionary tales, R.I.P Whitney Houston.
Note to self #1: When sniffing colleagues pillow, make sure no one is watching. Even if they do catch you, make sure you don’t have this face on
Note to self #2: When laughing and spraying spit at own crude joke, make sure it’s not in front of hot intern.
Note to self#3: When calling the wrong number insisting it’s right, make sure it’s not with hot dance instructor.
Note to self #4: Include sirnames of people in address book so as to not call the wrong number.
PLUS++ New friend who’s helping me to achieve my punctuality resolution this year!
PLUS++ cute froggie USB :3
Thinking of: Whitney Houston’s I Learned from the Best, Karmin’s Crash Your Party, MY JOB CONFIRMATION LETTER!!!!!, how Kevin was an idiot for un-proposing to Robin and Barney should die alone. Not even with cats by side licking his dead body.