Some of us, have asked God to enlarge our tents. Enlarge our capacity with our relationship with the Lord. Enlarge our lives so we can increase. Enlarge our territories. We have prayed the Jabez prayer that Lord will bless you indeed.
In order for God to bless you indeed there will be changes, challenges with crisis and circumstances which will alter the course of your life. These alterations will happen. They are not personal but purposeful. They are causing the direction to happen.
The rejection either comes in many forms – death, words, action, etc. But rejection was not sent to reduce you but to reroute you.
It is the removing of your tent’s stakes for the purpose to extend your tent for enlargement and encouragement based on your request from the Lord. Some it has been your request but God needs to move you because you are stoked.
The stakes must be pulled from the ground which the place you are comfortable with. The place you are familiar with. That place you are in control. That place that has rejection, hurt, pain, discouraged, disappointments, deadness and dullness.
Once the stakes are removed the tent ropes will be stretched to cause you to be strengthened in you upcoming season and events in your life.
The tent’s curtains will be let down at the new place of enlightenment which is your place of enlargement.
This new place which is the place God is doing a new thing as proclaimed in Isaiah 43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
This new positioning is where your stakes will be hammered in a place you have never been, the ground may look the same but you have not trotted on this place before.
At this place of having a new thing happen. The new thing is just the hammering the stake in the ground so that they go down deeper and the deep foundation bring great stability, steadfastness, and be established because of your faith, obedience, trust, and only believing is in the Lord. You know God is willing and more than able and totally knows what He is doing when it comes to your life called “tent”.
So before, you pray the Jabez found in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 which states “And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow. And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.”
The place between where the stakes are and the place where the stakes will be placed is called your Testing Ground.
Remember in school while taking a test the teacher is always present but there is silence. No talking. No looking at someone else test. It is same with the removal and replacement of your Tent’s stakes stakes.
So you asked to be enlarged remember that your tent’s stakes stakes being removed will cause your wisdom will be stretched; your knowledge will be enlightened; your discernment will be empowered; your understanding will be encouraged because your tent is blessed indeed.
#SelahMoment with Prophetess Dr. Althea Winifred