David’s Extras

One of the servants said to Saul, “One of Jesse’s sons from Bethlehem is a talented harp player. Not only that—he is a brave warrior, a man of war, and has good judgment. He is also a fine-looking young man, and the Lord is with him.”
1 Samuel 16:18 NLT

My gosh! See C.V. David had
– skill
– track record
– private wins
– character
– outward presentation (let’s call all of these “A”)
…and a relationship with God (let’s call this “B”)

A is the part he worked on. In obedience to the earthly authorities placed over him, he submitted himself to the process of preparation. Dedication. Thoroughness. Not slacking. He put in the work and delivered results, not minding the obscurity or the “small scale/stage”. And it spoke for him. “A” is what he had, that gave him an edge over all the other people who could also play the harp, others who could meet the same need.

“A” is what got him recommended…
But “B” is what landed him the spot as an intimate member of Saul’s cabinet without external campaign, beyond the job he was recommended for.

Scriptures say “Saul liked him”. Liked him so much that he (the king) took permission from David’s father to keep David for himself. If Saul was asked why, he had no logical reason, because it was the presence of God with David that sealed the deal.

Scriptures say “…and the Lord is with him”

Get everything right, do your bit, tick all the boxes, but above all, stay with God (where He put you), and grow your relationship with Him. He is the “it” factor

Author: Jane Oluwadare
Jane solves hard problems so you don't stay stuck Jane (Hadassah) OLUWADARE is an autistic, dyslexic multi-dimensional woman who uses her different dimensions to amplify one another, and is committed to showing other neurodivergent people how to replicate working wisdom in their respective contexts. In the PKH Network, she brings her various facets, strengths and skills to work together in viable business models, creating solutions for other visionaries, and providing platforms for young people to grow into their own strengths, develop experience and expertise As a data analyst, strategist and business development consultant in PKH Consulting, she sits with business structures to help them identify the gaps in their processes, build the blueprints, strategy, process flows and structures that will get them from where they are to where they want to be. As a productivity and execution coach in PHRONESIS Lighthouse, she works with neurodivergent people to get more productive, and do more with less effort, with particular attention to autistic people and people with ADHD. As a fashion consultant in HSFH, she styles, illustrates, and brings 15+ years of sewing experience to bear as she works to produce and sell stylish clothing that meets sensory, functional and fashionable needs. She teaches creative and trade skills in CriArt Skill Academy, working with neurodivergent children (with particular attention to autism, dyslexia and ADHD) to show them how their natural talents and tendencies can be an advantage inside and outside of the classroom and school curriculum. Utilising games and play as tools, as well as drawing from her own personal experience as a designer, chef and writer she helps them transfer the skills from the creative arts into school subjects and real life. She writes extensively, sharing her thoughts in books, articles and through her various enterprises as creative stories and non-fiction think-pieces available in Books By Hadassah. An International Youth Council member and former Global Youth Ambassador, she sits on the boards of several youth-led organisations in an advisory capacity; and continues to work with others to help develop children and young adults to create a life of impact. At the very core of her being, Hadassah keeps chasing after The One who keeps her balanced and finds the ultimate fulfilment in her fellowship with the Holy Spirit. She quips that He is the real super power that keeps her functioning as an autistic, dyslexic person with ADHD, and often shares the insights He teaches her on Personal Development, Business Development and mindset reorientation according to the Word with Deborah's Court (her ministry expression)

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