Hello and welcome to LIFECLASS. My name is David Adeniji. Thanks for joining the class today. Today’s LIFECLASS is titled: WHERE ARE YOU, Your Location?
In the last class, we learned a rather interesting lesson about doing one thing and doing it consistently. Hitting one spot and hitting hard enough until there’s a breaking forth. I’m particularly excited about God’s example. The who created light in the first day, though saw that it was good, but didn’t stop but continued creating until the 6th day when he created something that was very good – Man, whom He made in His own image.
Now talking about doing one thing, over here in Luke chapter 5 verses 1 to 6, we see a rather interesting account of how Peter got his own abundant net breaking miracle. The Bible says that two boats were parked by the lakeside, but the fishermen were not in them. The good thing was that Peter’s boat was parked in the right location.
Today on LIFECLASS, I want to tell you about the importance of location in everything you do. Your gush of abundance is tied to a specific location. If you’re not in the right place, you do not even stand the chance of receiving the right instruction or having the Saviour use your boat.
Yes, we understand that Jesus stepped into one of the two boats parked by the Lakeside and that boat happened to be Peter’s boat, but that was because the boat was parked there in the first place. There are possibly hundreds of boats in that area but only two were parked within Jesus’ reach.
Location determines your preparedness for your gush of abundance. Many people have hastened out of their location of abundance. Please choose prayerfully, where you live, where you work, which church you attend, where to open shop, which country you travel to, and even the places you go, all have something to do with your abundance. As a child of God, you know that wherever you are, God is with you, yet your abundance is tied to a specific location as the scriptures clearly show us.
In Genesis chapter 12 verse 1, God told Abram to get out of his country and from his kindred and from his father’s house unto a land that He would show him.
In verses 2 to 3, He says
And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great and you shall be a blessing.
And I will bless them that bless you and curse them that curse you and in you shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
But check well, this abundant blessing that was about to happen to Abraham wouldn’t have happened if he remained in his father’s house. It could only happen when he stepped out into the Location that God showed him.
Here, we see God telling Abraham to change his location in order to position for his abundance. In other words, we could say that God was saying that Abraham’s abundance was abroad.
But then, fast forward to Gen 26 verse 3, and see that despite the famine in the land where Isaac dwelt, God instructed him to remain where he was, to receive his abundance. In other words, God is saying don’t change your location. Don’t change your job, don’t change your vocation and don’t travel out of your country. Stay in this same location and you will get your abundance there. Your location is very important, my people. It’s a very important requirement for your abundance to come without struggle.
Afterward, in Genesis chapter 26 verse 12, the Bible records that Isaac stayed in that place and sowed in the land and in that same year, he reaped a hundredfold – that was a gush of abundance! So much in that same year! And the Lord blessed him.
Please don’t get me wrong! Sometimes, God asks you to change your location, to where your abundance is waiting, but sometimes he needs you to maintain your location and your abundance will come suddenly. Bottom line is that be conscious of your location and wait on him, especially when you intend changing your location. Even if you’re moving into another apartment of residence somewhere, please wait on God for the right location. Some people’s lives have been wrecked just because they moved to some particular location to reside when they weren’t supposed to be there. Do you perceive in your spirit that you need to change your physical location? Please wait on God and let Him lead you to that new location where you will break that gush of abundance.
Your location is key! Otherwise, God would not have told Abraham to move out from where he was, though told Isaac to remain where he was.
Zoom back to Luke chapter 5 verses 1 to 6 to see what happened to Peter just because his boat was in the right location. Jesus entered his boat and used it that day, and then he got that divine instruction to launch out into the deep water. Consequently, Peter got an abundant catch despite having toiled in vain all night. This happened because his boat was in the right location for Jesus to step into.
So in today’s LIFECLASS, the instruction is simple, choose your location carefully. Don’t hurry out of where God has placed you. At the same time, wait on him to lead you to the perfect location if you feel there’s no anointing where you are.
Say, Lord Jesus, thank you for this opportunity. Lord, do I have to change my location? Lead me to the right location and take me to that exact spot where my abundance is waiting for harvest, in Jesus’ Name. Let me not hurry out of the location where my abundance will gush.
Would you like to come to Jesus? At that time, Peter had never met Jesus, yet, Jesus stepped into his boat because that boat was in the right location. You’re also in the right place hearing or reading this message. Please come to Jesus today. Say, Lord Jesus, I come to you today. I receive you as my Lord and Saviour. I thank you for the forgiveness of my sins. I’m ready to live a new life for you. Thank you for saving me. From today, I’m a new creature in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen!