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Friday Focus: Meet the need.- D.M.Escalante-escalanteministries

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.


Don’t wait!

For those who don’t know what to do with their God-given gifts,

Recently I was moving boxes moving to our new house.  It’s a “cozy” home with new carpeting, furnished cabinetry, and it has a small room for my guitars.  I have played the guitar for many years although you could not tell by my playing.   I did manage to play a few melodies.  In fact, I had spent a couple of years writing songs.   I enjoyed singing these songs created by me and the Lord as much as playing them back to him.  These songs were such a blessing to me.  It was fun to create something that also moved my friends as much as me.  I liked singing to God.

If you were to ask me right now if any of those songs made it on the radio?  Well, not yet.   Sadly, against many requests made by family and friends I declined to get them published.   It was only until we relocated that I saw a small dusty note-book that possessed the treasures that lifted my soul to the heavens and allowed me to enjoy the worship filled presence of Almighty God. I knew it was God that gave me those songs but I was foolish to think that those songs were only for me.

On the radio I do hear melodies, lyrics and riffs that albeit original, sound very similar to the type of harmony that I believe the Lord wanted to exhibit through me years ago; had I been obedient………

The Lesson:

Recognize that the Lord is a good father and knows the good gifts for his children.  He wants to bless his people and will place skills and talents within everyone to help his objective. He gives us these things for ourselves as well, these are the things we have in our hand to prosper us.

I believe God wants to speak to and through his people-all people. He is looking to find the one who would be willing to step out for his namesake and do his will- for his glory.   So, remain faithful and prepare for the blessing that the Lord will use through you.

Don’t wait!!! If the Lord has placed something on your heart to do then I encourage you to follow after it.  Be wise in your dealings, talk to your pastor and go hard after that which the Lord has placed before you.

So as for my music I will refine it and perhaps add a band, we’ll see how it goes….

Whatever you do, do it all for the Glory of God.

“And  whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” Colossians 3:17 (KJV)

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