“I am blessed in the city, I am blessed in the field. I am blessed when I come and when I go. I”m blessed to be a blessing! I’m blessed in my basket and in my store! People are looking for me in order to bless me!”
How many believer’s have you heard say this confession of faith? How many of us have slacked off in making this confession because we haven’t seen much if any manifestation? Since the Word of God can’t lie, then there must be something else we’re missing. I’m certain if each us knew where our “blessing” was, we would not hesitate in going to get it. So where is my blessing? Where is the thing that I’ve been believing God for? Why isn’t my business a success? What’s going on in my relationships?
There no spiritually deep answer. The blessing is there. The “there” is wherever God told you to be.
1And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.2And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 3Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.4And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.
In the midst of a famine, God had already prepared a blessing for his servant at a certain place. It was there that the Lord provided for him, at that particular, specific location. Following God’s instructions leads to the blessing. We can make prosperity confessions all day long, but unless we get to where the blessing is, we’ll never receive it.
For example, The Lord has placed me in a local fellowship where I have been assigned as a worship leader. This church is where he told me to be. I can sing anywhere, but the blessing God has for me may not be where I choose to go. In fact it won’t be. I can’t just pick up and join another church just because their music department is world renown and they have a record deal. God won’t sign off on a project he didn’t ordain for me. That’s what leads to frustrated believers. We find ourselves in places God didn’t ordain, expecting the blessing to follow because we know what we were called to do. Even Jesus didn’t perform miracles everywhere! In fact, he said himself, “I only do the will of my Father.” No wonder he was successful. Just as the prophet Elijah “went and did according to the word of the Lord”, so should we obey his commands. It is there that we find the blessing!
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