Movement During Transition

Topic: Movement In Transition

Text: 1 Kings 17:1-16

Key Verse: “Leave and go across the Jordan River so you can hide near Cherith Creek. – 1 Kings 17:3 CEV

Do you know there is a specific location for every season in your life? Jesus, during his mission to the earth, transitioned from one place to the other according to the word of the Lord spoken concerning him.

After the wise men had gone, an angel from the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up! Hurry and take the child and his mother to Egypt! Stay there until I tell you to return because Herod is looking for the child and wants to kill him.” That night, Joseph got up and took his wife and the child to Egypt, where they stayed until Herod died. So the Lord’s promise came true, just as the prophet had said, “I called my son out of Egypt.” – Matthew 2:13-15 CEV

Without a prophetic direction from God, Joseph would have remained in a place, and a negative prophecy would have been fulfilled over the life of baby Jesus. There is a time and a place for the new season you seek.

Every season comes with its provision to man, and when the time to move comes, a continuous stay in the wrong place is no longer an act of faith but a sign of ignorance.

God’s purposes are tied to a location just as it is tied to a season. Have you asked the Lord if it is the set time to move? Why should you move from one place? When God’s judgment is upon a place, you have to move. When the brook dries up, and your source of sustenance is gone, you have to move. When you cease to sense the presence and provision of God in a place, it’s time to move. But ask the Lord for direction before you launch out.

Elijah had to move to a new location because his destiny at that time was tied to another person’s. He had survived alone at the brook, but his next level of ministry and purpose was intertwined with that of a widow and her family, a very unlikely partnership. Who are you sent to serve in this season? Have you considered that your future might be tied to theirs? Don’t reason out everything about your future; seek revelation from God.

But the gatekeeper opens the gate for the Shepherd, and he goes in through it. The sheep know their Shepherd’s voice. He calls each of them by name and leads them out. When he has led out all of his sheep, he walks in front of them, and they follow because they know his voice. – John 10:2,4 CEV

It is important to know the difference between the gatekeeper and the Shepherd, the gatekeeper gives you access to the next level, but the Shepherd gives you directions to the green pastures. Whose leading are you following now? Are you relying on weather predictions to know when to set out or remain in a place? Divine direction is strongly rooted in your intimacy level with the Shepherd. Does the Shepherd call you by name, or are you simply following the bleating of other sheep?

It is time to make an informed move; spiritual dryness might be the reason for your transition lasting far longer than it ought to be; you need to pursue a spiritual revival before you seek other things.

A conscious effort to work on your emotional distress will give you the clarity you need to see the vision God has set before you. Fear, anxiety, and worry will always blur your vision. Empty yourself of these things and listen confidently to the Word of the Lord. There are opportunities in the most unlikely places if you look with the right attitude.

You need to welcome the person God has sent to you this season; it is a prophetic connection and relationship that Heaven designs for your mutual benefit. Don’t be blinded by your own needs, be a blessing to them and watch God’s miracles unfold in your life.

Prayer

May you receive understanding to apply this truth to your journey in Jesus’ name, amen.

Pastor Ada

Published by Ada Babajide

Ada Babajide is a Certified Faith-Based Counsellor, Life Coach, Pastor and Trauma Healing Facilitator. She is passionate about the recovery of the brokenhearted in the kingdom and has helped several people walk past their trauma and have new beginnings. She hosts regular Trauma healing retreats and is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars.

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