And Samuel called the people together unto the LORD to Mizpeh….And Samuel said to all the people, See ye him whom the LORD hath chosen, that there is none like him among all the people? And all the people shouted, and said, God save the king.
1 Samuel 10:17, 24 KJV
Thus far, the choice of Saul has been a matter between Samuel and Saul. To succeed with the people, their prophetic actions must be subject to the will of the people. Recently in our state, something akin to this happened. A gentleman was anointed as a governor in a private setting by a man of God. That secret anointing had to be subjected to voting in the state. The gentleman came out victorious. The question to the normal mind would be: What got him in? Is it the anointing or the votes. The answer is both. One reinforced the other, establishing the authority of God in the choice. It didn’t matter whether Saul was in hiding or not. By the time he was located, everyone agreed. We wish it was always like this in all our choices. A few in neighbouring states have made a mockery of the same secret anointing. The warning is to be sure that we heard God. For Samuel, it is established that he heard God. If God picked you privately, He will not be ashamed to subject you to a public scrutiny. God can defend His choice. That Saul eventually failed is not because he was not picked by God. God was not fighting the monarchy to proof any point. Saul made choices. If we make unhealthy choices, divine anointing will not correct that. Anoint gives you the opportunity, wisdom maximizes the opportunity given. In Saul’s case, the ending was not satisfactory. Yours will be different. Jesus was appointed before he was born. He made effective use of his office. Today, his name cast out demons. Maximise your opportunity.