God knows EXACTLY where to find you; He knows EXACTLY where YOU are. He knows His plans for YOU!!! You are not hidden from Him, not even a little bit. He knows where you are; you’re NOT HIDDEN and He knows when to elevate you!!!
~1 Kings 19~
*The prophet, Elijah, had just been on Mount Caramel. Such an incredible VICTORY happened for the Lord. He basically killed all the evil prophets; it was absolutely crazy. But, he got scared, and he ran because he was scared of Jezebel and Ahab. He goes to this place and God provides for him there. It’s a really awesome story; I encourage you to go read it for yourself in 1 Kings 19. He wants to speak to the Lord, and the Lord speaks to him. *
10 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”
11 The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”
Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.
Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
14 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”
15 The Lord said to him, “Go back the way you came, and go to the Desert of Damascus. When you get there, anoint Hazael king over Aram. 16 Also, anoint Jehu son of Nimshi king over Israel, and anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah to succeed you as prophet.
God has a little bit more dialogue with Elijah, and when God is done, this is what Elijah did:
19 So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him.
*Elisha became prophet in Elijah’s place. *
When God was done speaking, Elijah left and found Elisha. He FOUND him. The prophet of God FOUND Elisha. He had to find him. The Lord had already said, “This is my guy; I know I’m going to anoint him in your place; he is going to take your place. You’ve gotta go find him.” And he did. God found Elisha through Elijah.
God knows EXACTLY WHERE to find you and EXACTLY WHEN to elevate you!!! You are NOT hidden from Him!!! You may think that you are; you may think that you’re passed over. You may think that you have been faithful and God has just forgotten about you. I am telling you with 100% ACCURACY HE HAS NOT FORGOTTEN ABOUT YOU!!!! He knows where to FIND YOU. Your faithfulness is not in vain; your strive is not in vain. He KNOWS the PLANS that He has for YOUR FUTURE!!!
For those today that are feeling passed over, overlooked, or passed by: “someone else got the promotion // someone else is starting the ministry // someone else is getting pregnant // someone else is getting engaged // someone else is getting to travel the world // someone else is getting the book deal // someone else is…”
No, no, no!!!! That might be true, but who is to say that God doesn’t have those same significant plans for you? He knows where to find you // He knows when to elevate you!! Your Elijah may be looking for you TODAY! It takes ONE ACT OF GOD to CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!!
So I want you to shift your mindset to:
“God knows WHERE I AM. God knows WHEN TO ELEVATE ME in the PERFECT TIME.” Elisha wasn’t elevated until Elijah was done. Sometimes some people’s reign, their anointing, has to end, their season has to end, for you to be elevated. You think that God has forgotten about you, but really He is just waiting for the PERFECT TIME to put you in a position of leadership or of promotion or of MINISTRY or of whatever it is.
HE KNOWS WHERE YOU ARE. HE HAS NOT FORGOTTEN ABOUT YOU!!!!!
Hang tight, because I believe that for some of you, your Elijah is looking for YOU. And when he finds you, everything is going to change.