The Power of Divine Connections (1)
The Importance of Divine Connections
When God puts two people together, or plants an individual somewhere it is because He has a purpose (that might not yet have been even revealed). There are people in certain relationships and places that are totally sure that God placed them there. For instance certain people in this Church are sure they are here because they realise they have a sense of destiny and divine connection that “this is where you should be” and not because of normal external considerations like friends or family who also attend the church, or certain people followed them up, or they like the ambient environment in the church.
When you have this assurance that you are in a place God has planted you or you are sure God is prompting you to enter into a relationship with someone, you need to make sure your actions are not based on those of other people. Ruth might have been a close friend (she was actually called her “sister” by Naomi) to Orpah, but she realised she needed to make her own choice independent of what Orpah chose to do. Oftentimes, the colt on which we are meant to ride into our exaltation and to our acclaim is tied down at a fork in the road. You had probably walked to that point, but depending on which way you choose to go, a colt will carry you the rest of the way. However, we have to choose which way to go, Orpah’s way or Ruth’s way.
It’s like two close friends in a church when one decides to leave and the other has to decide whether to also leave or stay in the church. Now, this isn’t a choice to be taken lightly because making the wrong choice will lead to obscurity, silence and oblivion like Orpah where no one will hear of you again, while the right choice puts you in a place where God’s grace is available to carry and elevate you into your destiny. This is a choice that we are all going to have to make at some point in our lives.
Prayer: May God help you and grant you the wisdom to make the right choice at all times.
The wisdom to choose right is very vital in these times because people are going to find themselves under a lot of pressure to make certain choices when it seems like everyone else is seeking a breakthrough and heading for the place where the breakthrough is “available”. You might be making the right choice, but you need to be absolutely sure about it.
Don’t put yourself where like Barnabas you might seem to have won an argument/battle, but you ended up winning the argument at the cost of your destiny. Breaking divine connections can be very costly as we aren’t given the right to alter these connections.
There are two institutions that God created:
- The family
- The church
God never gave us the choice of the family (or race) we were born into. The decision on the family we are born into is God’s exclusive prerogative, he doesn’t seek our opinion on it. This physical principle mirrors the spiritual one shown here:
(1Cor. 15:46) “However the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual”.
The church is the spiritual family and God places you in the place that based on your particular make up and constitution suits you best. He places you under the care of the person that is best enabled to equip you with what you particularly need in life to cater for your own needs on your way to fulfilling destiny. God reserves the exclusive right to direct you to and plant you in the place that you will be trained.
Your spiritual father isn’t necessarily the person that leads you to Christ, but the person who plants, establishes and equips you in the way of the Kingdom. Just like any one can be a biological father, but the person who takes the pains of raising a child is the one who has earned the right to be called a father.
None of us can claim to have come from perfect families where everything is perfect, in spite of this none of us have dissociated ourselves from these families, so why do we do that with the Church (where we have a sense of destiny and planting)? If God hasn’t given you the chance to change your physical family what makes you think it is right for you to change your church at will?
When God even in marriage allows you the choice and all the time to make a choice in whom you connect to, once you make your choice and invite God to witness the establishment of your union you immediately forego the right to leave that connection. It’s the same as regards your spiritual heritage, once you are planted in a church you don’t toy with it and you do not make arbitrary decisions about leaving the church.