“And Jonathan took off the robe that was on him and gave it to David, with his armor, even to his sword and his bow and his belt” (1 Samuel 18.4 NKJV).
Many times God will allow us to assist in a vision that is not our own. This can be a very precarious situation, especially if our own desires, thoughts and conditions get in the way. God gives us the resources, knowledge and influence to help a person or ministry, and He watches our actions and decisions to see whether we will serve in humility or control in pride. Jonathan had the resources that David needed to fulfill his purpose as a great king over Israel. Jonathan gave his robe, armor, sword, bow and his belt (in essence his future kingship) willingly to David with absolutely no strings attached. When God gives us the resources to help others, and the Holy Spirit is prompting us to commit, we can stay humble to God’s will and not try to take control of a vision that is not ours. We are stewards of God’s resources, not owners. If God can trust us to be conduits of His glory, we’ll find ourselves at the center of action in His unfolding supernatural plan on the earth. We can give in humility and push others to achieve God’s best in their lives, while keeping our hope and trust in a God who will accomplish all He is promised in our own lives.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves” (Philippians 2.3 NIV).