In 1 Samuel 16, God told Samuel to go and anoint David. David was not the first man to be anointed king in Israel; Saul was anointed before him, but in a matter of time, the lifting that came to Saul was extended to David. The enthronement of Saul did not stop the eventual enthronement of David; the fact that Saul was enthroned ahead of David was not a disadvantage; David’s turn for the throne and crown came in a matter of time.
Friend, this year of thrones and crowns is not a call to a rat race with people around you. Someone may be enthroned before you, but it doesn’t stop your own enthronement; someone may be lifted or promoted ahead of you, but it does not halt or hinder your own lifting or promotion; someone may be chosen before you, but it doesn’t stop you from being chosen; someone may be opportune before you, but your opportunity is intact.
The date of Saul’s enthronement was not same as David’s date of enthronement. So Saul got his chance early enough, but David’s chance was still ahead. That they got their chance ahead of you is not a disadvantage; your chance is still reserved for you; your enthronement is for an appointed time; your greatness is a definite matter, if not for now, but for the future; your turn may not have come, but it is definitely coming soon.
While Saul was doing his time on the throne, David was doing his own time in the bush. He may not have been enthroned yet, but it didn’t stop him from being useful in the bush. He made himself useful, relevant and of strategic importance while in the bush. Don’t let your desire for the thrones and crowns rob you of the usefulness, relevance and importance you should achieve whilst still in the bush stage of life.
Enjoy your ‘bush’ experience, but be sure that one man’s enthronement and coronation will not stop yours.