1 Kings 19:21 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant.
Meet the need. Do you what I find interesting? Elisha was plowing in the field before Elijah put his mantle on him.
Elisha was minding his own business plowing the family field, and then the man of God while on his way (Elijah did not stop) placed his mantle or his vision on Elisha. I reason that, in order for me to get the mantle that God has for me. I have to be working out in my field; the area that I have been sent to (even now I am getting “goosebumps” as I type this!!). Or to put this in another way:
In order for me to find my destiny I must be in action. In my field
My field? What I had to learn, the hard way; that with every failed attempt to be part of a ministry, team, or serving group. I was one step closer to finding my own platform where I felt God was using me to the fullest potential.
As it turns out I had a platform all along. My platform was where I worked, on my Job, leading and guiding men and women of different through diverse life experiences.
Hear me out: I was not “preachy” or had an evangelism service every time I clocked in. I was plowing the field (more on”plowing the field” that in a different post). I was being the best I supervisor I could be. I wanted to be the shrewd manager by investing in my people. Making sure my subordinates were on track professionally with their career goals and progress while maintaining improved production. Age was not a factor either.
you see it’s not about ages. I have seen 34 year olds act like teenagers. I have also seen teenagers with wives and children act as responsible as CEO’s. So it is not about age as it is about stage. that is why Paul wrote timothy (his understudy) to not look at the people’s faces and feel judged…
It meant that location is important.
I recognized I am where I am supposed to be. Ask Real Estate professionals the secret to success a common reply is: location, location, location. Period.
Uh, can I ask you?
Where are you at? Are you plowing your field; Your realm of influence working as unto God?
I pray you have been enriched through these words. I look forward to hearing of the platform you have. Leave a comment and share.
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