As David ages, he sees the need to change the role of the Levites. He knows without question that the temple will be built and the ark will no longer be transported from place to place. Since the Levites were the ones in charge of taking apart and putting together the tabernacle and carrying the ark, they would need new responsibilities. David reclassifies the Levites and appoints them with specific responsibilities that correspond to the needs of the temple. David did not see this situation as a loss of a job; instead, he saw it as a new opportunity to put these men of God back into service. His attitude spread to the whole company of Levites which set them free to go in a new direction for their good and God's glory. When God changes your direction in life, how do you respond? Do you get upset and throw a fit, or do you look for the new doors that God is opening? A shift does not mean God is finished; it simply means He is starting a fresh work in your heart and mind. As long as you have breath, God has a plan for you to fulfill. If that plan seems to change, then know He is not surprised at all. As a matter of fact, He made you perfectly for what you have done and for what you will do. Celebrate the changes and enjoy the shift in responsibilities, because God has a perfect plan for you!

Help me, Lord, to accept those shifts in my life with faith. Help me to set a strong example for my family and friends as You move me in a new direction for my good and for Your glory.