“Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharoh the king of Egypt.” – Genesis 41:46
“David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.” – 2 Samuel 5:4-5
“Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age…” – Luke 3:23
What do you notice about all three people mentioned above?
They didn’t start walking in the fullness of their calling until age 30.
So, what were they doing before then?
They were patiently preparing to walk in their callings.
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” – Luke 2:52 (ESV)
Similarly, Joseph and David both went through periods of testing, growth, and preparation (Genesis 37-50; 1 Samuel 16 to 2 Samuel 5
Growing. Preparing. Learning. Praying. Becoming equipped. Working. Increasing in knowledge, wisdom, and favor.
Often, there is a period of preparation, where God grows us, prepares us, strengthens our faith and love, and has us go through ‘trial runs’ to develop our character and skills, so that we are ready to walk in our calling fully.
Don’t get impatient.
Patiently prepare for your calling, so that when you’re released into it, you’ll be ready.