I Samuel 10:24 (The Message) Samuel then addressed the people, “Take a good look at whom God has chosen…”
It was time for the coronation of Israel’s first king; but Saul was hiding. His sense of inadequacy caused him to run when it was time to step up and lead. He faced inner fears and external opposition (v. 27). When God leads us into positions of responsibility we often face resistance (internal and external). Sometimes people withhold support until we have proven our competency. When people’s opinions matter more than God’s approval we’re in trouble. Fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith (Heb. 12:2). Lean into His Lordship and you will be just fine.