Every promise of God is birthed through a process. When we avoid the process we miss out on the promise. Promotion does not come by age but preparedness. How prepared are you? When God wants to use you, he does not look for ability but availability.
Hannah kept her promise by giving her son Samuel to the Lord and leaving him in the temple. Samuel then grew under the counsel of Eli and was prepared to be a servant of the Lord amongst the Israelites. He was then able to lead a whole nation under the law of God.
When you prove your reliability, he increases your capability. We don’t get to choose how we start the race of life, but we choose and determine how and where we will finish. We cannot choose what happens with us, but we decide whether our experiences make us bitter or better.
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ and I said Here am I. Send me!”