Separation Can Be A Good Thing!
2015 Frieda P. Smith
In our text for today, taken from the 13th Chapter of Genesis, the Lord had a message for Abram. Back in the Genesis 12:1, God directed Abram to, “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house.” Genesis 12:4 reads, “So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken to him, and Lot went with him.”
As we arrive in the 13th Chapter of Genesis, the Bible tells us that both Abram and his nephew Lot had great possessions. Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold (verse 2), while Lot had flocks, herds, and tents (verse 5).
Verse 6 reads, “Now the land was not able to support them, that they might dwell together, for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together.”
When Abram departed from Haran, it was his intention to be together with his nephew Lot, otherwise, he would have left him in Haran. However, now a problem had arisen and the land could not support the both of them. They may have planned to journey together, but apparently it was not the plan of God. Had it been the plan of God, the land would have cooperated.
People of God, we will always run into problems when we attempt to take people along on our journeys when God did not plan for them to join us. We may not realize it, but there are people around us who we brought along for the journey who may be interfering with our ability to see what God is trying to show us, for as we look at Genesis 13 verses 14 and 15, “And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, ‘Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward, for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever’.”
Here is what I need you to grasp. Back in Genesis 12:1, the Lord promised to show Abram a land, but God did not show the extent of it to Abram until Abram separated himself from Lot!
My friends, I believe there are some people in our lives—in our inner circle—who are blocking our view of what God wants to reveal to us. We have invited them and they have been tagging along for the journey ever since. In the meantime, we have been waiting for God to reveal that which He has spoken over our lives, but He has yet to do so, because He did not invite our entourage–we did!
Hence, it does not matter how many prayer lines we get in, how many conferences we attend, how many $1000.00 offerings we sow, God is not releasing, God is not speaking, God is not moving, God is not revealing, God is not elevating until we separate ourselves from whoever or whatever He has not ordained to be in our lives. Period.
In other words, God wants to show us His Divine Plan; not our self-appointed entourage!
Whatever we have been waiting for God to reveal, we will see it when we separate ourselves.
Separation can be a good thing.
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