Long before generic generic products invaded the markets, each brand had its own accessories and it was difficult and expensive to function without an accessory from a particular brand. This is until the Chinese markets started manufacturing generic accessories that can work almost on all brands. Today you can for example buy a single unit comprising multiple phone chargers for any kind of phone that you have. This reminds me about the nature of God’s people. God’s people are made to prosper in all circumstances of life. Gods people cannot be boxed into a given environment. This is because their God is omnipresent and there is no place where his presence cannot be found. The scriptural account of Abraham and Lot in the promised land is a good example. Abraham May have felt short changed when Lot took for himself the fertile lands of Cannan leaving Abraham with what appeared like barren mountains. God appeared to Abraham shortly after they parted and assured him that not only will He bless him on the mountains but eventually he will get also the fertile plains. God assured Abraham that He was not limited on where to bless him. It’s possible for many of us to fear as we go through tough economic times occasioned by the Corona virus. We should however get courage in knowing that God can bless his people irrespective of the environment. God’s people are generic and prosper anywhere. Put them in the mountains, valleys, prisons, palaces, at home, in captivity and they will prosper. They shape and dictate their environments and are not conformed by the environment. They are made for all seasons! Do you feel like life is giving you a raw deal family-wise, ministry-wise, professionally or career-wise? Stop envying the Lots who have taken the fertile plain fields of Sodom relegating you to what appears like barren mountains. God has designed that you shall thrive where he has planted you! Celebrate and call on the God of all the earth wherever you are! He shall invade your environment and come where you are!!
“Am I only a God nearby,” declares the Lord, “and not a God far away? Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” declares the Lord. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the Lord.” Jer 23:23-24 NIV
Last modified: June 5, 2020