Daily Devotion

February 29, 2024

Are You In The Right Place?

“The Lord is my shepherd; I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside quiet waters; he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.” Psalms 23:1-3


To experience God’s provision in your life, you need to make sure you are in the right place. In the Bible, we often see the blessing connected to a location. This was the case for Elijah. When a famine came to the land, God told Elijah to go to the little brook. He said, “I’ll cause the birds to feed you.” But eventually, the brook dried up, and God said, “Go to the widow woman. I have commanded her to feed you.” Sometimes, God will cause the “brook” to dry up in order to bring you back to the real source. Trust Him and follow His lead. 


Many times, we tend to trust in systems rather than God. When God is urging you to move, and He tells you to “change locations,” you need to obey. This may not just be a geographical move. God may be urging you to move spiritually. He may be calling you to do a fast for a season or to volunteer in a ministry. He may want you to move some things out of your life or shift your priorities if you have become distracted with the cares of this world.


There’s an interesting story found in 1 Kings. Elijah runs up to Elisha while he’s working in his field and throws his cloak on him. This signified that Elisha would be his predecessor as a great prophet of God. Elisha not only accepts the call, but he runs back and breaks the plow! The plow was his livelihood and was the source of his provision. It represented the system that provided for his family. Elisha had become comfortable being a farmer but broke the plow and ran after Elijah.


Later on, Elisha was told by Elijah that in order for him to get a double portion of God’s anointing, he had to be present with him when he was taken to Heaven. So again, we see that the blessing was connected to being in the right place. Elisha made sure he was there and received the double portion.

God does not want you holding on to old plows that have served their purpose in a different season. Like Elisha, dare to be open to God doing something fresh and mighty in your life. When you position yourself in the right place, God is able to bless you beyond measure.



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