the Greater Harvest
Sit We Here Until We Die?
When you are tired of
being where you are and you know that change is a must, you
fight your way to get out of the predicament you are in; and
when you are standing at the entrance to your new life you
become suddenly afraid. Looking back at what you are leaving
behind. Wondering if you walk through the gates will your
life be better or worse? The question I would like to ask is,
“Why do we linger at the entrance of the gate to the area that
we have so longed for? Why do we stand wondering if we are
doing or making the right choice? If we want what we have so
long desired and that desire will bring life to us why do we
linger? Do we stand afraid to move forward or are we looking
back wanting what is familiar to our lives?
Because we are familiar
with the evidence that has surrounded our past we sometimes
cling to or hold with where we are because change brings many
things to our lives that we are not sure about. Should we
remain where we are and deny change in our lives because it is
a safe and secure feeling knowing our
past? We are not for certain that our lives will
continue in the sure manner we have lived. but we sometimes
want to cling to it because it is familiar; and familiarity
brings securities to us although sometimes these securities
are false; we still want to hold to what we have known.
Change may initially
bring some insecurities but knowing that the change is a good
thing can also bring confidence to your life and allow you to
move forward into the blessings that are in store for you.
Consider the following story from scripture.
2 Kings 7:3 – 20. There
was a famine in the land. The Syrians had come upon these
people and Elisha prophesied and
told them that they would have plenty by the same time
tomorrow. How could this happen? In the natural thinking we
cannot conceive how they would obtain all the food they wanted
in one day. There were four lepers that sat in the gate of
the city. They were considered to be unclean, and as they sat
there in the gate of the city they determined that they were
going to starve. The people in the city wouldn’t allow them
in the city; there wasn’t any food
anyway. And the Syrians had threatened to slay them. They
knew the Syrians had food and decided that it would be better
for them to go into the camp of the Syrians and try to live
than to just sit and die where they were.
God had caused the
Syrians to hear noises of chariots and horses coming and they
dropped everything, abandoned all they had and ran away.
These four lepers feasted on the food that was left. They
not only took care of their needs but they went back and told
the king so everyone in the city could have plenty. There was
one lord in the city that didn’t believe the prophet. Elisha
told him that he would not be able to enter and partake of the
promise because he didn’t believe. In verse 20 you will read
that he died in the gate of the city and never received the
There are more stories
throughout scripture that help us understand that change is a
must. We should never put our trust and confidence in our own
hands and with what we see or feel, but we are to put our
trust in the Master’s hands. He formed us and mapped out our
lives; He gave us the path to walk in and today as you go
through your life, remember to
reflect on the Master. Remember to ask the Lord for help in
your time of need. Today as you consider staying
where you are or moving forward
know in your heart that you are following the plan and purpose
for your true happiness. Follow the peace of God and you will
fill in all the details of the plan in your life.
“Father in the name of
our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I pray that everyone that
reads and hears these words today will know in the depths of
their hearts the plans and purposes that you have given to
them. I pray they will with confidence and assurance walk
forward watching the details unfold; and as they trust and
walk in their path of Life it will unveil itself, and the
details and success of finding security and true divine
happiness will be revealed.
“I pray that each person
that has pondered on the next step asked themselves if they
should go, prayed for direction and have just stood waiting at
the Gate will with confidence and security in the Holy Spirit
leap forward knowing you, Father, have prepared the way. May
they go with the Spirit and judge everything You do with the
spirit of Peace. Thank you, Father, that we have an ear to
hear and a heart that follows direction. In Jesus name.
nothing that steals a man's time, his talents, his vigor, his
energy, even his prospects of salvation, in greater degree
than the crime of procrastination.
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