The first question God ever asked man was; ‘Where are you?’ (Genesis 3:9). This was after Adam hid from God after sinning. It wasn’t asked just because God couldn’t figure out Adam’s whereabouts; it was asked because God wanted Adam to evaluate himself. In other words, God was showing him that his whereabouts were a result of his actions. For Adam, it was both by omission; not keeping tabs on his wife, and commission; eating the forbidden fruit. Today God is asking you; “where are you?” It is time to evaluate yourself in all your endeavours Are you still on the right track? Are you still pursuing your life vision or you are hiding in the daily routines and distractions. If we deliberately ask ourselves this question periodically, it will save us lots of wasted time and activities that are not in line with God’s preordained order for us. Evaluate yourself, answer that question genuinely and if you have veered off the way, get back immediately. Where are you in your prayer life? Where are you in your walk of love? How about in your family, health or ministry? You alone can answer this question.
When God called Jeremiah, He asked a very important question, which was also presented to Abraham as an instruction. “Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word” (Jeremiah 1:11-12). Yes, what do you see? Jeremiah saw well and God promised to perform His word to Him. God told Abraham; “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'” (Genesis 13:14-15). This question is about your vision, your perception of how far you want to go and what you see with your spiritual eyes that you believe God for. As far as you can see or whatever you can see in God’s word and commit to it, God will perform it. Many pray but they still inwardly see the contrary results to their prayers, and then wonder why they didn’t receive the desired answer! They still see themselves sick, weak, poor, rejected, failing and powerless, in their minds, even after cancelling that in prayer! This is counter-productive Begin to look with your spiritual eyes and God will give you what you see. What do you see in your business, family or home? Where do you see yourself 5 years from now? Where do you see your finances, ministry and relationships two years from now? What do you see coming in rest of the year? I pray that you will see well and receive divine performance of every promise from God.
When Moses felt insecure and intimidated by the task ahead, God asked him; “What is that in your hand?” (Exodus 4:2). This was a question about potential. Moses had just complained about his inadequacy; that he didn’t know how to speak and that he was unbelievable, so God showed him that he had all he ever needed for the task ahead. The rod in Moses’ hand turned into a snake, as sign that God is with him. It was the same rod that parted the red sea, struck a rock and water gushed out, with it the ten plagues that broke the back of the enemy were performed. Small and insignificant as Moses felt, this Shepherd’s rod worked wonders after it was released to God. What do you have in your hands? It might seem small, but God wants to use it. What do you know? What do you do best? What is your potential? What difference do you make in your world? Don’t diminish your potential, give it to God and He will magnify it. Goliath was felled by a young Shepherd boy who ran to him with his pouch filled with five stones and a sling, a young boy’s lunch fed five thousands. What do you have? Release it to God and you will be amazed at what you will supernaturally accomplish.
Isaiah begun off ministry well; so he thought. He had zealously called his people back to God, and if you are to go by our standards; his ministry had already taken off. After this good beginning, God asked; “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Isaiah 6:8. What a question after five chapters of ministry!! God is still asking that question. In a world full of selfishness, where many are self-centred preferring their comfort at the expense of adding value to others, you must answer this question. Notice, that God is looking for who will go for Him. He is seeking partnership with a man or a woman, who will go for Him and God will show Himself mighty on behalf of that person. Are you ready to do God’s work on His behalf? This is a privilege every child of God should embrace. It doesn’t matter whether you are busy and preoccupied at your present station in life; find opportunities to add value on God’s behalf. This question deserves an answer that Isaiah gave; “Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me'” Isaiah 6:8. If you give the right answers to these questions, your life will be fulfilled, purposeful and make a difference in the world.
~ Robert Ssesanga
Pastor Robert Ssesanga founded Aflame Gospel Ministries and is Senior Pastor of Aflame Gospel Assembly in Kampala, Uganda. An author and speaker, he travels internationally preaching the Gospel with signs, miracles and wonders, as God attests to His word with power. His emphasis on victorious living and enjoying the supernatural life has impacted many lives in many nations. His passion is to demonstrate the gospel and impact generations.