Sep 14, 2012

Unleash! ~The Path to Something Great

I recently got a sneak peek at Perry Noble's first book: Unleash! I'll be doing a few post on it over the next couple of weeks as I read through it. I've been a fan of Perry Noble for awhile and even got to meet him once. You can read that story here...

The book is focusing on the life of David. We are all familiar with David... He killed Goliath, he was King of Israel, he wrote the book of Psalms, he was a man after God's heart. But he did he get there? Every story has as starting point... where did David launch from?

That story can be found in 1 Samuel 16:1-13. (Take a moment to read it...) Here's the key passage:

In the same way all seven of Jesse’s sons were presented to Samuel. But Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen any of these.”  Then Samuel asked, “Are these all the sons you have?”
“There is still the youngest,” Jesse replied. “But he’s out in the fields watching the sheep and goats.”
“Send for him at once,” Samuel said. “We will not sit down to eat until he arrives.”
So Jesse sent for him. He was dark and handsome, with beautiful eyes.
And the Lord said, “This is the one; anoint him.”

Here's what Perry Noble says about David's launch into something great:

The point I find especially intriguing about this story is that
David wasn’t out looking to do something great. He woke up one
morning, and everything was normal.
But in the span of one day,
the entire course of his life changed.
It’s interesting to note that David wasn’t doing the pursuing
here; it’s the Lord who was seeking out David. God knew that
David’s life was filled with tremendous potential—David just
needed to be unleashed from taking care of sheep so he could
transition to leading a nation of people. 

Simply put, David was faithfully doing what he was suppose to do. He wasn't sitting around waiting for something to happen.  And then after that moment, he didn't just sit back and wait... Perry Noble says it this way:
After the encounter with God’s prophet Samuel, David quickly
realized that God had more in store for him than his ordinary
circumstances seemed to imply. I imagine from that point on
he began watching for the opportunities placed in front of him
although there was no way he could have dreamed all that God
had in store.
 Bottom line: the path to something great is paved by doing what needs to be done each day and watching for the opportunities that God will place before you.

Unleashed! will be available in stores on September 18th and online September 20th. In the meantime you can see a preview at

1 comment:

tbbotts said...

It looks like a good book Todd, thanks for sharing.