Destiny fulfilling routine

Erasmus Makarimayi

David woke up on a normal morning to carry out his routine duties not knowing that by the end of the day he would be the talk of the town. His duties included singing melodies to King Saul to repel an evil spirit that occasionally struck him.

This was also in addition to herding his father’s sheep. He had recently been anointed king of Israel to take over from Saul who was rejected by God because of impatience and lack of faith that led him into disobedience. You can start out on an ordinary morning and end an extraordinary person and champion. A day may not necessarily start on a promising note, but ends up on a promising note. Life may start ordinary, but your latter days may turn out to be great. Don’t despise your mornings. Wake up with zeal, determination, hope and enthusiasm; by end of the day a great story may unfold.

Destinies are enhanced or born out of encounters that build up from very natural experiences. David didn’t allow his anointing to go over his head. In obedience and humility, he accepted his father sending him with supplies to his brothers who were out fighting the Philistine army. That trip would see him meet Goliath whom he killed. He became an instant hero. His triumph was so phenomenal that a song was composed in honour of his exploits. It’s recorded in 1 Samuel 18:7, “And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.” In the modern world, the media would be awash with the news, the video would be viral and the social media would be abuzz.

Many great discoveries were born out in the ordinary course of events. Heroes and champions often come out of daily routine. Greatness usually flows out of doing simple things in a great way. It’s routine that keeps life going. As long as you live, your heart will be pumping blood day and night. If the heart thinks it’s boring and gives up then you die.

Water evaporates and condenses in the atmosphere and falls as rain and the cycle is repeated over and over again. If the cycle is interrupted, drought will hit. If the solar system stops orbiting then we will crush. Look out for serendipitous experiences in your routine. Don’t give up the seemingly boring menial job. As you go about your business, take up every challenge that comes.

While we aim higher and chase projects with high returns, we should always be careful to do the little things responsibly and faithfully. Even when you’re promoted, remain humble to the extend of being available to carry out the duties that were assigned to you before elevation. A closer look at the Scriptures will help. 1 Samuel 17:15 and 20 reads, “[15] But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father’s sheep at Bethlehem. [20] And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle.” As a person already anointed to be the next king, David was still available to herd sheep and serve the sitting king. Imagine a president elect serving as a messenger tea boy while waiting for inauguration!

David was a responsible person. When he went to the palace, he didn’t leave the sheep unattended but looked for people to help him while away. Sometimes when we’re elevated and celebrating in cloud nine we abandon our humble responsibilities. Remaining loyal to obligations invokes divine attention. Remain in your lane regardless of how degrading it may appear.

Going about your routine with faithfulness will open your eyes and usher you into destiny changing conquest. You may have waked up discouraged this morning but a turnaround can come as the day progresses. Your marriage, business or ministry may be in less convincing morning where you may be tempted to throw in the towel; wait for the day to progress. Desire to end your day triumphantly.

You are going somewhere.

lAll Scripture quotations are from the King James Version of the Bible


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