December 16, 2013

Placement Releases Supernatural Provision

You visit the earth and water it, You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide their grain, for so You have prepared it.
—Psalm 65:9

My wife has her own contracting company. Through the years, she has had an uncanny ability to make wise financial investments in the area of real estate. Regretfully, I have not always listened to her. Consequently, we’ve missed some incredible financial blessings. But I’ve learned that one of my wife’s strong points is in business, so I’m glad to take a backseat to her in this area.

Discern the place of blessing for your life. If God says, “I’ll bless you ‘there,’” and you insist on staying “here,” then you’re going to miss His provision.

When Ruth was looking for a place of provision, she expressed her desire to her mother-in-law, Naomi. “Please let me go to the field, and glean heads of grain after him in whose sight I may find favor” (Ruth 2:2). You don’t want to work in just any field. Pray for discernment that will lead you into an occupational field where you will find the favor of your employer. The place God has for you will be a place of influence, favor, and prosperity.

Sometimes, the place God sends you won’t appear to be a place of blessing. When Ruth found the right field in which to work, she labored in only a remote corner of it. Later, she was promoted from working in that insignificant corner to marrying the man who owned the entire field! But, her promotion was contingent upon finding the right place of employment.

Are you in the right place, or are you leaning on an old plow, afraid to let go?

In 2 Chronicles 7:12, God said to Solomon, “I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice.” Oh, the potential of a chosen place. If you are in such a place, don’t leave it. If you are not, don’t stay where you are another day longer than you have to. In Exodus 33:21, God said to Moses, “Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock.” There is a place reserved for you by God. If you will move there, God will supernaturally provide all you need to do His will.

Lord Jesus, help me to let go of my comfortable old habits and trust Your leading in my life. I realize that I will miss Your provision by staying “here” when You have promised to bless me “there.” Help me to serve and honor You in all that I do. Amen.