Have you ever felt like you are not good enough? Ever feel like there is someone else more qualified than you? David was that guy. He was the son of Jesse, the youngest of a big family and he was given the job that none of his brothers wanted to do which was to watch sheep. Thats right he was a shepherd who would stand in the wilderness and watch the  sheep. When his older brothers were in battle, David was sent to bring them bread and cheese (1 Sam 17:17). He was  pretty much like their pizza delivery guy. On the outside people would probably think he was just an average guy but God was watching him when no one else was.

You see David was a friend of God. He would pray and write the most beautiful poetry ever written about God. David wrote,  “The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need…” (psalm 23) His job was to be in the wilderness so think of how much time he would spend praying and thinking about God. David had a good heart.

God had decided it was time to switch up the leadership Of Isreal.  God told Samuel the prophet, “…go to Bethlehem. Find a man named Jesse who lives there, for I have selected one of his sons to be my king.”

When Samuel arrived in into their town he had jesse line up all his kids like they were in a beauty pageant. Samuel was like a judge on American idol. One son would step forward and Samuel would think “this must be the one”. God told Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Sam 16:7)

One by one he went through jesse’s sons and asked if there were anymore. “There is still the youngest,” Jesse replied. “But he’s out in the fields watching the sheep…” David was brought in and God said, “This is the one”.

You see, the world only judges us by outside material things.

The world looks at your grades, your money, your body type… God does not look at us that way.

God only looks at the inside. So where is your heart right now? Gods has a lot of great plans to build up this messed up world and he is looking for ordinary people with good hearts.