Where art thou? This was the question God almighty asked Adam in the book of Genesis 3:9. One thing have come to realize in the course of expecting God’s blessing, protection, favor, grace etc is that, where you are and what you are doing is very important. You cannot continue to dwell in sin and remain where God can see you. Once you are not where God wants you to be, you are no longer in his presence.
Therefore, let’s look at various personalities in the Bible and where they were and what happened to them.
The original place God created for man to live, Garden of Eden, was a place of total enjoyment. But, has a result of sin and disobedience God drove out man from the Garden of Eden. Therefore, whenever you are not, where God wants you to be, problems starts immediately. little wonder man’s problems on earth today.
Abraham was in his father’s house a place of idolatry, where God did not want him to be. If Abraham had remained in his father’s house, God will not make him a great nation, bless him and make his name great. Genesis 12:1-4.Where you are is really important to God and for your blessings from God.
In the book of Genesis 13:1-14, something happened there. Abraham and Lot were together but they had to be separated. Lot chose a place that was plain and well watered everywhere but was a land full of sin and wickedness (God later destroyed the place Sodom and Gomorrah). Lot was even saved by Abraham, Genesis 19:12-29. But Abraham had to settle in the land of Canaan, because Abraham allowed God to choose for him, he inherited all the land of Canaan as a possession. Genesis 13:14-18. Do you allow God to choose a place for you to stay or you hurriedly choose it yourself?
In Genesis 26:1-25, God instructed Isaac not to go to the land of Egypt, that Isaac should sojourn in the land of the Philistines of Gerar. That he God will surely bless the work of his hand and perform the oath which he made unto Abraham his father. And Isaac obeyed, and he was strongly blessed in the land of the Gerar which he dwelt. When God instruct you to go to a place or leave a place, it is to the manifestations of your blessings and protection.
As a matter of fact, who you mingle with at every point in time is equally important to God. Carefully read Genesis 28:1-9
God did not change Jacob’s name until he got to Bethel. Therefore, if you are not where God wants or instructs you to be, God cannot call your name or know you, Genesis 35:1-15
If Joseph’s brothers had not sold him into slavery and was taken to the land of Egypt, his dream will not come to manifestation. Genesis 37:20-28.Therefore,where you are now might be tough for you, but if that is the place God wants you to be you will surely be Bless tremendously in the long run. Ask God today, where do you want me to be?
The children of Israel suffered a great deal in the land of Egypt because that is not the place where God wants them to be but to move to Canaan land, the land flowing with milk and honey. Are you too still in Egypt or on your way to Canaan.
In the book of Ruth 1:1-end, something happened there that will expose you more to how God react to where you are, is it a place you choose yourself without consulting God or a place God choose for you. Naomi in the land of Moab, lost her husband and two sons and had to return back to the land of Judah empty handed because that land was not where God wants them to be.
Celestial hymn 526 says,
1.The ways of God are mysterious to accomplish His works, His ways, no man can determine, Unsearchable they are.
Brethren in the Lord, go before God today and ask him where he wants you to be in order to actualize your blessings here on earth.
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