To step into God’s will: step out of the circle.

April 5, 2012

Elijah and Elisha were an inseparable duo. If you saw one, you saw the other. This wasn’t because of Elijah; it was because Elisha refused to let his elder out of his sight.

Do you have a mentor that you follow? Is there an elder in your life that you are learning from, and who is able to speak into your life? Having an Elijah nearby is of extreme importance.

Toward the end of Elijah’s travels on terra firma, he started to sense that his time was up. He began moving toward transition. It’s important for elders to recognize when they need to turn it over to their Elisha.

God led Elijah to Bethel, Jericho, and the Jordan River. Each of these places represents myriad teaching points.

Gilgal ‘A Circle’

Elijah started this transition trek at Gilgal. This is the place of circling. This is the one place that Elijah wasn’t called of God to travel to.

When things are shifting from old to new: Gilgal is a dangerous place. You do not want to get caught in a place of constant spiraling. Doing the same thing over and over. Circling circumvents.

Perhaps that’s where you are. God has new things planned for you but you are circling. Doing what you’ve always done.

Getting nowhere

Energy is spent. Time is consumed. And yet you aren’t any closer to the spot God desires for you to step into.

  • Israel circled the same mount too long. God rebuked them for it.
  • Israel circled the wilderness for 40 years. They never entered the promise land.

Are you stuck?

At a time when God wants change, are you circling?

Break the cycle.

Do something different

  • Change your habits.
  • Change your health.
  • Change your habitat.
  • Change your prayer life.
  • Change your praise life.
  • Change your paradigms.

The moment Elijah left Gilgal; he stepped into purpose.

God isn’t calling you to circle. He wants to do a new thing in your life.

It’s time to start asking God, “What’s next?”

Set your course for Bethel – the place of dreams.