God: has an affinity for those rejected...
Judges 11:2, 4-5 (KJV) “And Gilead’s wife bare him sons; and his wife’s sons grew up, and they thrust out Jephthah, and said unto him, Thou shalt not inherit in our father’s house; for thou art the son of a strange woman. And it came to pass in process of time, that the children of Ammon made war against Israel. And it was so, that when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah out of the land of Tob”.
What if the chance that you are called and anointed with an unction to act at a very high-capacity in the body of Christ is most likely very high, but the appointed time for this to become clear is not as yet? So what do you do in the meanwhile is also a troubling thought to your mind.
In today’s reading we see this unlikely choice in the view of us proper and conscious living folks; and you might be asking what is that phrase. Well it’s a term to describe folks who always know how things ought to be; know the correct thing to say; know how to run God business better than God and will deny the very person God has ordained to do a work in the body of Christ, because they know what God wants better than God.
The hero in this reading is Jephthah, who is going to be used of God in a mighty way; yet at the same time he is despised for what he was: a bastard or one who was born out-of-wedlock and was illegitimate child living on borrowed time in that it was only a matter of time he endured the benefit of living under the covering of his father’s house, then he was thrown out for his birth stain.
Nevertheless, God had a work for him to do and he was covered with divine favor. I know someone out there is looking at their own situation and thinking that it is impossible for them to attain to the dreams and aspirations which keep popping into your mind to accomplish certain things. Cease the doubting, for if it is that you are blessed with this favor of God, know that it is only a matter of time.
Jephthah was rejected, but in the process of time, the very people who evicted him and cast aspersions on him was forced to reach out to him and invite him to occupy a very high position because of the troubles they faced.
Two things to remember: God can and will use anyone and the person you reject as unimportant today, will be the one who God just might use to save you tomorrow. What am I saying? Be careful how you treat folks and who you turn your nose up against in this life. That person, who is begging on the corner today, might be your boss tomorrow or will save your life from a bad accident.
God used this man to be a savior to his brethren in a critical time in history and in their lives; yet when you look at the start of his life, we might have looked at him and state that he would not account for anything. Maybe someone has cast you aside, or you did to someone whose purpose in your life is still running.
Fix it before it comes back to bite you; it might not be your time, but the appointment is still on heaven’s calendar. Keep the ember of hope aflame in your heart as God puts everything into place for His timing and will.
My prayer today: God don’t let me lose my appointment because of bad judgment or impatience, in Jesus name.
Trivia: She gave him milk then killed him. Who is this?