Put Them Off
1 Sam 17:39
39 And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.
Perhaps the surest way of failing to achieve one’s calling is by trying to employ the gifts of another. For while we each have our Goliaths to slay, let us not slay them with weapons that we are unfamiliar with. For whatever our calling, God has already granted the requisite gifts for it. Gifts are the unique materials that He has given to every man to do their part in building His complete testimony in earthly history. And when gifts are linked to careers and then are linked to callings, combined they will fulfill great purposes.
[For every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.] KJV James 1:17
Brian Johnson, Ph.D.