Text: 1 Samuel 15:17-29
Memory verse:
“So Samuel said to him, “The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today, and has given it to a neighbor of yours, who is better than you.” ‭‭I Samuel‬ ‭15‬:‭28‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Some people are usually quick to forget that God never engages a person He can never fire. None of us can grow so strong and too strong for the Almighty God to remove. That was the mistake that Lucifer, who used to be the heaven’s throne room music director made. He made the mistake of his life and has become an example to all of us today, that we should never forget or think that we are irreplaceable.
In our text today, we see how the ever first king of Israel was removed and replaced with someone better. Saul was so humble at the beginning that he even felt unqualified when he was chosen (1 Sam 10:21-22; 1 Sam 15:17). However, over time, he became proud and chose his ways instead of God’s (1 Sam 15:1). He disobeyed God’s commandments and rationalized his disobedience. He chose, which of God’s instructions to obey. You see, as God’s steward, when you continue to disobey the instructions and to rationalize your disobedience, without genuine repentance, you are preparing yourself for divine replacement.
I have also discovered that, most people who fell into pride, never started that way. Success only helped to expose the hidden pride. That’s why you need to be vigilant when you begin to succeed. So, was Samson, who rebuffed his parents’ counsel against choosing a wife among the heathen women. “His father and mother objected. “Isn’t there even one woman in our tribe or among all the Israelites you could marry?” they asked. “Why must you go to the pagan Philistines to find a wife?” But Samson told his father, “Get her for me! She looks good to me.” Do you always take corrections personally or do you react and withdraw when given directives contrary to your opinions? Do you always want to go your own way? John Paul Jackson paints it beautifully : “The degree of your anger over correction equals the measure of your pride.” And Proverbs 29:1 says, “He who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck, will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.” (‭‭Prov‬ ‭29‬:‭1‬).
Always remember that God is never short of substitutes to replace you in case you fail. In fact, God never chooses someone into a position without choosing also someone He begins to prepare to takeover peradventure the appointed fails. When He appointed Moses, He began the training process for Joshua. So, when Moses failed from the anger problem, God simply called him forward and commissioned him in the presence of the Israelites.
Friends, if you ever forget anything, don’t forget that you are dispensable. The only indispensable personality in the universe is the Almighty God. You cannot do without Him but He can do without you. In fact, He has reserved alternatives for you and indeed, better alternatives. If you have this mindset, you will not stumble in stewardship. May you not be replaced in Jesus name.

Prayer points
1. Father, please, keep me reminded that I am dispensable and help me never to misuse Your grace in Jesus name.
2. Father, please, don’t let me ever do anything that will cause You to replace me in Jesus name.

Today’s declarations
1. I will never forget that God can easily do without me but I can never do without Him.
2. I take my stewardship seriously because God has a better alternative He has prepared to replace me, in case I fail.