Mastery and fruitfulness are two indispensable virtues that cannot be ignored in the school of divine elevation and destiny.
It is not the will of God for one to remain a novice in his area of calling.
He is strongly interested in the growth and development of such a one in that area of calling.
Every genuine employer has provision for elevation through the improvement of his staff.
No organization expects its workers to remain stagnant, both in knowledge and experience.
It is the joy of every employer to see the improvement and fruitfulness of his employee.
Since God is interested in your growth and development, He is also available to aid you in these.
His grace is available to cause these to happen in your life.
Peter wrote to the brethren of those days and hence, to the entire Church, that they should grow in the grace and in the knowledge of the Saviour Jesus Christ.
He saw the possibility of one to fall from his steadfastness in the Lord.
So in order to forestall this fall, he warned the believers of the need to beware of the error of the wicked.
Once this fall is forestalled and averted, there is the possibility of growth.
So, one of the strong enemies of our spiritual fruitfulness is a fall into error.
This error is very subtle and may even look okay at the initial stage, but it will kill and destroy one’s position with God.
Your real place of calling may not look very great and flamboyant at the initial stage, but if you remain there in faithfulness and commitment, you will grow.
Don’t go for something flashy and seemingly promising brought about by any other person (including some other co-workers), as long as it is not part of your calling, lest you fall into error and lose your place in destiny and exaltation.
Since Apostle Peter admonished the believers to grow in grace, it means that this growth is the responsibility of the individual concerned.
The capacity to grow may be there, but it needs to be utilized by the individual.
It is this growth that results in one’s mastery unto fruitfulness.
You need to grow in order to glow in glory.
Jesus the true vine stated clearly that we are His branches.
We are therefore, expected to bear fruits that will show that we are connected to Him.
If we abide in Christ and His word abides in us, then we are sure of fruitfulness.
Thus, our attachment to Him and our ability to keep His word in our hearts are the objects of our fruitfulness in Him.
There is nothing tangible we can do for Him without His abiding presence in our lives.
At the suggestion of his servants in order to help him out of the torment of the evil spirit, Saul asked his servants to look for a man that can play well.
The phrase ‘play well’ is used in both translations above.
The king was not only looking for a man that can play, but for a man that can play well.
There could be many of such players, but the king was not looking for an anyhow player, but one that can do it well.
He felt that he would feel alright and regain his right mind provided there was a man that can play well.
You will do well in life if you can settle down and do your job well.
You are not permitted to have the privilege of moving well from level to level and from height to height if you are not prepared to handle initial levels and assignments well.
You will move well if you do your work well.
There must have been several of such players in the days of David, but Saul would only accommodate the one that can play well.
How are you handling those your initial responsibilities and talents that are inherent in you?
Are you handling them well or anyhow?
If you handle what you have anyhow, you will also live anyhow and without progress.
It is also anyhow people that you could have access to.
The way the players were playing their instruments was to determine who among them was going to be privileged to be ushered into the presence of the king.
You will wonder what the other players of those days will be saying after David was chosen to go to the king.
No matter how envious any of them became, there was nothing he could do about David’s introduction at the palace.
If you do well in your initial place of assignment you will step into a palace of elevation.
So the platform of elevation is accessed by those who do their job well.
If you are thorough you will scale through with time.
However, if you handle your work shabbily you will remain shallow.
The choice of a player that played well was not advertised for all players in the land of Israel to apply for.
That selection was to be done based on past and present credentials of the player.
He must have been doing it and have continued to do it and was known for it.
This is challenging.
Your consistency in doing things well will speak well of you.
Since there was no place for those musicians to apply, the only thing that could earn one’s access to this privilege was for him to be seen by a mandated servant.
It is one thing to play well and it is another thing to be seen by the right and mandated person(s).
When your right agent of elevation is able to identify you, your journey unto exaltation had begun.
Remember that these servants were not the very king, but they had access to him.
They only had capacity to usher a man to the palace, but had no capacity of posting the man to any position of responsibility.
Thank God for that servant that quickly opened up in this matter concerning David.
He knew and acknowledged what David had and was not in any way going to hinder his manifestation in this dimension.
True servants are not the type that would become a wall of defence for their leaders, thereby blocking them from having access to those they may need to see as occasion and destiny may demand.
There are people that God may bring on their way both for them (the leaders) to help them (the visitors) unto elevation and also for them (the visitors) to be of help to the leaders.
Although there could be need to exercise caution in allowing people to get close to those leaders for security purposes, it should be done with sensitivity and prayerfulness so that such ‘ushers’ will not frustrate some of God’s purposes.
Some of such ‘ushers’ could even go as far as to tell a lie against a leader in the name of securing him.