The Simple Life

Growing In My Place


What are you watching over to bring forth for God? Arise and take your place for the world awaits the coming of the sons of God and you are one of them (Rom 8:19).

This instruction often feels very amorphous. What if I am to influence the governance space but I am unknown? What if I am to influence the economic space but I don’t have wealth or a position of power? What if…? What if..? What if…? There were so many questions running through my mind about all the things I didn’t have that would be hindrances to where I needed to be and get. It is human you would say but I began to wonder if I could override my natural human responses based on the word of God.

It had to be possible to know and understand things like Elisha, Daniel, Joseph, Esther, Joshua, Caleb, Rahab and the prophets and apostles. I could be like the Israelites who doubted their ability to conquer the Promised Land yet I didn’t want to fail in my call so I choose to be different.

Every story in scripture or real life of people who have done the will of God comes back to one key fact; spending time with God. They made time for God no matter what was going on around them and the results were correct every time. Elisha stands out for me. He boldly asked for a double portion of Elijah’s anointing and met the conditions so he received it. His devotion to God was so rock solid that he knew things without leaving his house. It was known even in the enemy camp that Elisha was close to God and he had deeper revelation than others.

“8 Now the king of Syria was making war against Israel; and he consulted with his servants, saying, “My camp will be in such and such a place.” And the man of God sent to the king of Israel, saying, “Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Syrians are coming down there.” 10 Then the king of Israel sent someone to the place of which the man of God had told him. Thus he warned him, and he was watchful there, not just once or twice. 11 Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was greatly troubled by this thing; and he called his servants and said to them, “Will you not show me which of us is for the king of Israel?” 12 And one of his servants said, “None, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom.” 2 Kings 6:8-14  (NKJV)

Is the same true of you and I? Are we known to love and follow God diligently no matter what?

The only way I will ever be able to become all God sees me as is when I am diligent with him. One of my brothers was sharing how as he has learnt to lean on God for every step it has changed everything about him. He is in top physical shape without a gym membership because he follows the exercise plan God gives him. The combination and repetitions differ every day but the regime includes walking, push ups and sit ups and believe it or not, he is toned and strong.

The big thing however is how when he is walking as instructed it is not just walking but raising an altar of praise and worship across the city and nation as a whole. It is about speaking God’s word and will over different sectors of the city. It is about taking God’s mind to places and establishing and re-establishing his plan and covenant.

We are to be like God and similar to one another but there are no and never will be clones.

What inner details does God want to tell you about your area of influence so that you can pray His will in? What secrets does He need to give you that you may colonise and conquer your space for Him? Where do you need understanding, connections and grace that you may rise to your fullness? These are the same questions I ask every day because I want to be the one He uses in my area and He has promised me access.

Access is commonly defined as the means or opportunity to approach or enter a place or the ability to obtain or retrieve information and items or the ability, right, or permission to approach, enter, speak with, or use something or admittance.

I have access!!!

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