Apostle Grace Lubega
Genesis 12:7-10(KJV); And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him. And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord. And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south. And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
The Lord appeared to Abraham and told him that He would give to him and his seed the land of Canaan.
It was the land to which God had sent him.
However, it happened that a grievous famine befell the land.
What does this tell us?
Sometimes, trials and temptations come to us in the places of our blessing.
God may have placed you in a certain company but the work environment proved to be very difficult.
God may have sent you to a particular place to start a ministry but everything seemed to be working against you.
What do you do in such a state? Do you, like Abraham, go down into Egypt, which represents carnality, the flesh and human effort?
When Abraham went to Egypt to escape the famine in the land of promise, he found himself having to lie about Sarah (Genesis 12:11-13). How about Hagar, whom he eventually lay with to beget Ishmael, was she not from Egypt? (Genesis 16:1-3)
The principle herein is that when you walk out of the place which God has ordained for you, you will find yourself in unhealthy compromises.
Make the deliberate choice to stay where God has called you.
Regardless of how fiery the trial is, stand in the confidence that God did not call you to that place to let you die.
His great name be praised!
FURTHER STUDY: Hebrews 10:39, Hebrews 12:2
When you walk out of the place which God has ordained for you, you will find yourself in unhealthy compromises. Make the deliberate choice to stay where God has called you.
PRAYER: Lord, I thank you for this Word. I thank you because what you start, you surely finish. You are not the God who causes a woman to conceive and she does not bring forth. You are not the God who sends and does not provide. You are not the God who positions and does not equip. I stand in the confidence that I am where you want me to be. I am a victor wherever I am. In Jesus’ name. Amen.