It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the people of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem.
Memory Verse: I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:16
Many times we talk about being at the right place at the right time as the key to taking advantage of opportunities and often that statement has proven to be very true as being at the right place at the wrong time usually means we don’t see what we should see hence we cannot benefit. In the same way, being at the wrong place at the wrong time means no gain. Looking at the creation of man, God gave us the very best opportunity creating us at the right time and surrounding us by everything He had already created prior to creating us. Man was created on the sixth day ensuring we had all we needed to survive created in readiness for us. God spent 5 days creating everything that will benefit us then dropped us in the mix, Genesis 1:31.
Before creation, the bible records everything as shapeless, void with so much darkness Genesis 1:1 but God separated the day from the night, separated the sea from dry land earth, created the grass, herbs m fruits, animals, Genesis 1:2-25. After all, He said in Genesis 1:26 “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Man was created in the right place at the right time for the glory of God. Can you for a minute pause and imagine if man was created on any other day? The creation of man is a good indication that God understands positioning and works with timing and so as Children of God when we decide to direct our own life and go our own way, we open the door for fulfilling the lust of the flesh. Today’s passage shows the beginning of the story of David and Bathsheba. King David knew where he should be but this year he decided not to be at his point of assignment. He was fully aware that as the king his responsibility was to lead his people to war. Because of that single decision, he found himself so restless and one thing lead to another Adultery, murder, lies, disobedience to God and the rest alike. If King David had been where he should be, there was no way of seeing a naked woman on the battle field.
When God gives you us assignment, no matter how much we grow, we cannot grow out of our God given assignment. It is important to remember that as long as we live, we are under the God’s authority. We can never be too big to be at our position of assignment. What has the Lord called you for? What is your calling? have you become too big to be readily available?
We know that God has positioned us right from the very start but the devil is always trying to move us from that position and we are in constant battle with him but if we continue to walk with the Holy spirt of God, we will always be rightly position. Being at the right place for God is the only immunity from falling a victim to Sin.
- Father I thank you for an amazing January and the beginning of another great month of goodness
- Help me Lord to be in the right place at the right time, walking in the purpose for which you have created me
- Let me not be ashamed and give the devil no chance to derail me from my assignment
- Go Ahead of Me Lord, guide me, order my steps, direct me and let this be my month of unprecedented grace.
- Give me Oil, keep me burning and let me never depart from your presence.
- Forgive me Lord of all my iniquities, bless me abundantly and make me a blessing unto others, in Jesus mighty name I pray, Amen.