In 2 Samuel 22, David declares, “He brought me forth also into a large place: He delivered me, because He delighted in me.” In the greater context of this passage, the future King David has been running from the wrath of King Saul for several years.
King Saul was jealous of David’s gifts, talents and anointing. Not realizing he could have utilized David to grow his kingdom, Saul exiles David and then puts forth every effort to kill him. But God has a greater plan for David’s life and He delivers him from his enemies time and time again. In the New Testament, we see this with the Apostle Paul as well.
Paul says in 1 Corinthians 16:9, “for a wide door for effective service has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” It seems that with opportunity comes opposition. We also see the same with Jesus – He had numerous haters for no other reason than who He was and what He was sent to do. I’ve come to believe that when opposition comes, it’s a sign that doors of opportunity are about to open if they haven’t already.
Open doors attract enemies, whether they’re envious and want to know why you and not them or it’s just a random hater, you can expect opposition with the position God gives you. David knew all about this, so when he proclaimed his deliverance, he understood that it was simply because of God’s favor on his life.
As you move forward in your purpose, I want to encourage you not to let haters stop you from walking through the doors God is opening. He’s bringing you into a large place – that may be in your ministry, your business or workplace or He may be enlarging the vision for your family or other areas of your life. Whatever it is for you, allow God to move you into position for what He has called you to in this great season.