“Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these.” (1 Samuel 16: 10)
Before David showed up to be anointed by Prophet Samuel, seven sons of his father had appeared before Samuel. David had people who arrived before him, but he was preferred ahead of them. They had the advantage of coming earlier than David, but he was preferred over and above them. They came before him but they didn’t do better than him; they came before him but he was preferred.
Friend, hear me: you will be preferred. You will be preferred ahead of those who came before you; you will be preferred ahead of those who have more connections and advantages than you; you will be preferred ahead of those whose qualifications are above yours; you will be preferred ahead of those who are using their advantage to get ahead.
The fact that they came before you does not mean that they will do better than you; that they have advantages ahead of you does not mean that their end result will be better than yours; you may have come late, but you are not a latecomer in destiny; you may be running late, but you will not end up among those who never made it.
You will always have people who began their journey before you; you will always have people who will arrive at your opportunity before you; but just as God did it for David, you may be late but you will be preferred; you will be preferred for higher honours and greater levels; you will be preferred for great accomplishments.
Your relevance is guaranteed. You will be preferred.
Declare With Me: I may not be the first but I will be preferred, in Jesus’ name! Amen.
#Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional#