FOCUS: “And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.” (1 Samuel 17: 28)

MEMORY VERSE: “For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:” (1 Peter 2: 15)

In our Focal Scripture, Eliab, the eldest brother of David was infuriated by David’s persistent enquiry about what would be done for the man who defeats Goliath. Eliab queried why David turned up in the battlefield. He queried who David left their sheep with, in the wilderness. He accused David of being proud and naughty, merely wanting to see the battle; but the entire words of Eliab were not enough to deter David.

Friend, if you intend to fulfill destiny, then pay no attention to the words of the Eliab’s of this world. Eliab joined the army before David, and would have imagined that he was qualified to regulate and mitigate David’s impact. The Eliab’s of this world believe they came before you and so you must remain subservient to them. They believe they have an age advantage over you. They believe they have a right to decide when you rise.

If there be men or systems or structures that believe they should decide when you will emerge, pay no attention to them. Refuse to operate within the limits that men have set for you. Don’t truncate your emergence in order to please men who are happy to see you redundant. Don’t cut short your abilities because of men who believe they have more to offer than you have. Don’t allow those who fear your emergence to hush you.

As you journey through life, you will likely come in contact with men who arrived before you or began before you, and so imagine that it is their right to determine when the time is right for you to emerge or manifest: pay no attention to them. Don’t allow things and systems and men who turned up before you to stop what God is able to make happen through your life. Don’t allow the voices that were heard before yours to stop you.

If David allowed the voice of Eliab to stop him, how would he have conquered Goliath? If David had allowed voices against his emergence to stop him, how would he have emerged?



  • The voices of the Eliab’s of this world will not stop my emergence, in Jesus’ name!
Categories: Devotionals

Daily Devotional by Jerry Eze