You Might Have to Move

I don’t know of any human that doesn’t like to experience blessing.  With that said… Do you feel like you’ve been a little short-changed in the “Blessing” category?  If you do, take heart… You’re not the only child of the living God who has ever felt overlooked.  Let me also assure you that, as much as you may feel disregarded, you’re not.  The truth is, nobody wants to experience blessing more than our Father in Heaven wants to bestow His blessing upon us.  So, with that you might ask… “Well then what’s the deal”?  Why do I still feel invisible??!!

First of all, let me go ahead and write a disclaimer… This post in no way, shape, nor form is going to give you THE answer to that question but I do believe I’ll be able to offer some ideas for you to ponder.

Before we try to tackle a diagnosis, let’s check our perspective.  More often than not, when we refer to “Blessing”, we speak of things that feed our flesh, not our spirit.  For instance, financial relief, good health, success, relationships, etc…  Then reason I wanted to shine some light on that first is to remind each and every one of us that, if we’ve accepted Christ’s sacrifice for our salvation, we’ve received more blessing than we could ever deserve.  So, in reality our blessing meter is pegged.  If we never are the recipient of another blessing, the security of our soul for all eternity and the fact that all which belongs to Jesus belongs to us as well should serve to satisfy the void that we feel we might have.

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-7

Now that we’ve established that, I’d like to throw an idea on the table.  I think we would all agree that our Heavenly Father has a unique plan for each and every one of His children.  With that in mind, God has prepared, from the foundations of the world, His place for you.  I can tell you from experience, when you are not living in the midst of His will for your life you will not experience the joy you could potentially enjoy.  The truth is, in order for you to be blessed you have to be aligned with Him in order to receive it.  In the event that you are out of God’s will for your life, you can not expect to receive His stamp of approval.  What kind of parent rewards his child for not being who he or she was raised to be?  You might have to move in order to realize that blessing you’re longing for.  What kind of love for His child would God display if He blessed those who weren’t where He longed for them to be?  It’s our nature to stay where the blessing flows.  He loves you too much to play a part in your staying in a place that would be considered less than what He desires for you, which just happens to be more than we can fathom.

Consider this… the absence of what you would deem to be a blessing may actually be God’s blessing for you.  It could very well be that He’s trying to nudge you in the right direction by causing you to feel a vacant.

My advice to you would be to talk to your Father.  Ask Him to reveal His direction for you and go where He leads… ASAP!  One of the attributes of God is that He’s long suffering.  He isn’t pressured by time because from where He sits… It doesn’t exist!

What are your thoughts?  I’d love to hear them!  Please take the time to share with us.

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About Chris Allman

I'm one of the millions who have experienced the repercussion of my sinful past. Unlike many, through Christ, I have recognized that the path before me does not have to be determined by the path behind. I have experienced the sweet forgiveness of God and have therefore chosen to walk in that forgiveness. Forgiving self is a day to day task and I believe that's why His mercies are new every morning. I pray that this daily reminder that we can choose to begin living today like we wish we'd lived in the past will be a solace for many who struggle with those things they wish they hadn't done.
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5 Responses to You Might Have to Move

  1. Glenda says:

    Two incidents stand out in my mind, both from 1Kings 17, when Elijah was in need of a special blessing. First, in verse 4, God commands Elijah to go to the brook Cherith, where there would be water for him to drink, and the Lord had commanded the ravens to feed him THERE; then again, in verse 9, the Lord tells him to go to Zarephath because He had commanded a widow woman to sustain him THERE. Reading this entire chapter, we see that, not only was the prophet blessed, but the widow was also blessed because she obeyed Elijah. Now, if Elijah had argued with the Lord and refused to go to those places, God might have chosen other ways to take care of him, but Elijah had the faith to believe what God said, and many others were blessed by his life. These days, we have so many belongings that moving is always a nightmare, but is God says for us to move, then we MUST do as He has told us to do if we are to be blessed and be able to bless others. Thank you for bringing this point out this morning, Chris! Serving the living God is NEVER a sacrifice; He always makes it worth our while, if not materially, then by giving us the assurance of His presence, which is beyond earthly value!

  2. Glenda says:

    Well, I just found a typo…”IF God says for us to move…” Sorry!

  3. Jerry & Carol Thomas says:

    Great blog Chris, thank you for bringing this out! You are right since God gave us the greatest blessing of all His Son Jesus Christ who died for us to give us eternal life with Him! I think like you, that blessing alone is sufficient! What more could we ask for? Take care and God Bless!

  4. Janice Allman says:

    Blessed again. Reminds me of the saying, if you don’t feel close to God, Who moved? Or, If you don’t feel blessed by God, Who moved?

  5. Have been looking at the account of Nehemiah in personal study. When his brethren came by and he asked about God’s people and Jerusalem he got the answer of their shameful state. It interests me that the messengers name was ‘Hanani’ (Heb – grace). Grace sometimes delivers the message that it’s time for you to move to fulfil your destiny with God. It certainly was grace towards those suffering and discouraged in Jerusalem..

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