Now the boy Samuel ministered to the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation. And it came to pass at that time, while Eli was lying down in his place, and when his eyes had begun to grow so dim that he could not see, and before the lamp of God went out in the tabernacle of the Lord where the ark of God was, and while Samuel was lying down, that the Lord called Samuel. And he answered, “Here I am!” So he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” And he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” And he went and lay down. I Samuel 3:1‭-‬5 NKJV

As it were, God never rush to use anyone for His service. No matter the urgency of any divine task to be completed and the lack of useable vessels, God will not commit Himself or His work to anyone that has not yet known Him.

God’s consistent pattern is that He takes time first and foremost to elect or call a man, and prepares/develops him before He commissions him for His service. This process of divine preparation is usually accomplished under another matured servant of God as was the case with Moses and Jethro, Moses and Joshua, Elijah and Elisha, Jesus Christ and the twelve Apostles, Barnabas and Paul, Paul and Timothy, etc

However, it is a spiritual disaster for one to be learning or serving under a man that has completely lost his connectivity and sensitivity to God. The danger of such an experience includes difficulty in recognising the divine voice, delay in knowing the will of God, wasting of God’s utterances and unnecessary stress and frustration.

Beware of where and who you learn from. You are what you eat. The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your diet. May the Lord guide you and connect you to a correct man with spiritual sight and spiritual depth that will hasten your spiritual growth, development and maturity which are necessary conditions for knowing and fulfilling God’s purpose for your life. Good morning and do have a blessed week.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola