“There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, “All right, then, have it your way.” -C.S. Lewis
Saul was chosen to be King of Israel, and while he served God for a short time, he didn’t over the long haul. David was chosen to replace Saul as king, and although he wasn’t perfect, he served God his entire life. As a result Israel prospered and David’s lineage produced Jesus, the King of kings some 1,000 years later. Here’s my point: When we choose to live for God there are both short-term and long-term benefits. The sacrifices you make now are not in vain; it’ll pay off for you and your children and grandchildren, too.
Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed (Proverbs 16:3, NLT).