You know the expression: “being in the right place at the right time”. In our churches, we often hear: “It’s in God’s time!” But what about the place? Are you in the right place to receive your blessing?
God has tremendous blessings for us, so where are they? While some promises are timeless and limitless, others are waiting for us at a specific place planned by God. Examples of this are abundant in the Bible. Abraham had to leave his country to settle where God led him to prosper (Genesis 12). Joseph had to move with Mary and baby Jesus to stay under God’s protection (Matthew 2). To be healed, the sick had to throw themselves into the pool of Bethesda; being on the threshold of the water was not enough (John 5). To receive food, Elijah had to go to a specific stream (1 Kings 17).
After God stopped Abraham’s hand over Isaac, He showed him a goat caught in the bushes, to offer as a sacrifice. “And Abraham called the name of the place, The-Lord-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided” (Genesis 22:14 NKJV). We love this verse in our churches: yes, God is Jehovah Jireh, He who provides. But let’s also pay attention to the other part of the verse that says, “In the Mount of the Lord”. God’s provision is available where God is (Colossians 2:10). We will have our provision, the answer to our needs when we will be where God is, where God wants us to be.
God will guide us on all kinds of paths in our life to grow His kingdom. During our walk, when we are on the right path, we will find the blessings He has for us. After all, we are His servants, but we are His children as well. He does not just use us, He continually rewards us (Hebrews 11:6).
It is always wise to take a moment and ask ourselves if we are where God wants us to be. We mean the physical place just as much as the spiritual place. Do you live in the country and the city where God wants you to be to grow His kingdom? If you are convinced of that, you can rest assured that all your needs will be met there, even finding a partner. If you feel that God is calling you elsewhere, then what are you doing right now to get to where God is waiting for you? Because God shows us the way, but He does not walk in our place! It’s up to us to move where He tells us to go.
And, spiritually, are you where God wants to bring you? Have you become spiritually mature or are you still asking for spiritual milk? “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food” (Hebrews 5:12 NKJV). Evaluate your current faith, your fellowship with God and your Bible knowledge: have they progressed since last year? Everyone should see that you have matured. “Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all” (1 Timothy 4:15 NKJV).
The enemy is an expert in turning us away from God’s plan. He does not need sophisticated tactics, he just has to use our flesh! What voice do we listen to: the one of the Spirit who wants us to grow, or the one of the flesh that is insatiable? Before we complain about our singleness and all our other needs, let us ask ourselves if we are in the right place. If you are, open your eyes: your blessing is nearby. If not, what are you waiting for? What will you change today to be where God is waiting for you?