What Are You Doing Here?

What are you doing here?

In 1 Kings 19:9, God asks Elijah this powerful question.  It wasn’t because God wanted to know; it was for the purpose of getting Elijah to recognize how his weakness had led him to where he was.

Where are you and what are you doing there?  If you are experiencing emotions of defeat, oppression, distraction, discouragement, failure, or insecurity, why?  What brought you to this point?  Elijah started his journey which led him to this place by saying to God, “I have had enough, LORD.  Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.”  Have you felt that you just had enough Have you felt that your situation is impossible?

I encourage you to remember some key words God has already shared with you.

1 – Remember – God said that in your weakness, He will be shown strong!  He is your strength!

2 – Remember – God spoke to Abraham during what seemed to be an impossible situation – “Is anything too hard for the Lord?”  This is more of a rhetorical statement than a question.  God is really saying to you, “NOTHING is too hard for your Lord!”

3 – Remember – God has promised for you to succeed as you cast your cares and plans into His hands! (Study Proverbs 16:3 and recognize that as you walk closely in relationship with God, then your plans are actually His plans planted in your heart.)

4 – Remember – You do not need to stay here!  –  God moved Elijah out of the cave, (out of the place of despair), and into His presence.

1 Kings 19:11, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.”

Be encouraged today to “Go out and stand in His presence!”

Increasing in Christ,
Pastors Gary & Alisa Linn