David was the invisible eighth son of a forgotten family and God turned him into a glorious king. Imagine what magnificent plans He has for redeeming your life.
David was born a number 8—a hidden gem, often overlooked and undervalued by everyone except for God. For David, being a number 8 must have seemed like a curse until the day God transformed him from the unknown eighth son of Jesse into the much-honored king of Israel.
God's directions don't always make sense to us when He sends out an invitation to greatness. You may feel like you're the most invisible, broken number 8 out there, but God sees your hidden value and is growing you for better things. David had no idea that his time as a simple shepherd was preparing a path that only God could see. In David's darkest moments, he was cultivating the kind of gifts, wisdom, and leadership he would need to become a king. Even when you're an underdog to everyone else, God is working behind the scenes to shape you into a king or queen.