“You have been traveling around this mountain country long enough. Turn northward.” Deuteronomy 2:3

God’s plan for your life always involves your gifts, His timing, and being in the right place. But three things can keep that from happening: fear of failing, unwillingness to leave your comfort zone, and being swayed by the opinions of others.

There came a point where in order to enter the Promised Land, God said to Israel, “You have been wandering around long enough; turn.”

When you reach this point it’s crucial that you say yes to God and be willing to step out in faith.

During a famine God said to the prophet Elijah:

Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” So he went and did according to the word of the LORD. He went and lived by the brook Cherith that is east of the Jordan. And the ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. 1 Kings 17:2–6

God’s plan for your life is always connected to a place. Jesus had to go through Samaria (John 4:4). Why? To meet a woman who was destined to reach that city with the Gospel.

You can’t just go where you like, God will honor you when you’re where He wants you to be. God has promised to bless you, but sometimes He has to reposition you in order to receive His blessing. It was when Ruth moved to Bethlehem that she met Boaz and married him. It was when Bartimaeus went to where Jesus was that he received his sight.

Where you are matters!

About scon777

Pastor/Teacher at Grace Bible Church in Redwood City, CA since 1998.
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