Proximity and Opportunity

Although your location used to dictate what you could or couldn’t buy, these days nothing is impossible with online shopping!

You can now order anything from a cook book containing ’25 Placenta Recipes’ to a pair of ‘Live Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches’ and have them delivered right to your door step! No matter what you want or how obscure it’s location, Amazon can get it delivered to the right place.
Sometimes it can feel like we don’t have access to the kinds of opportunities that we dream about because of our location. But although you may feel that your location or proximity to the ‘right people’, or the ‘right place’ may be what determines your success, the truth is that God has the ability to launch you into your destiny no matter how far away from the ‘centre’ you may feel.
Right at the peak of his powers God reminded king David where he had came from:
“I took you from the pasture, from tending the flock, and appointed you ruler over my people Israel. I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you’ – 1 Chronicles 17:7-8 (NIV)
God reminded David that the pastures was not the kind of place a future king would normally be selected from’. A future king should have been raised in a palace and mixed with the right people with the access to the best training and education of the land. However David had none of this, and was a simple shepherd boy who faithfully looked after his Dad’s sheep.
David was reminded that it wasn’t his proximity to the best opportunities that mattered, but his intimacy with God that opened a way for him to step into his destiny. Although no one else noticed David, God ‘was with him ‘wherever he went’, and was able to take David from the most obscure location and deliver him through to the doors of the palace!
No matter how far away from the plans and purposes of God you may feel, never stop believing in God’s ability to take you from the farthest or most obscure place to deliver you right through to the doorway of destiny. Because it’s not your proximity to opportunity that matters, but your intimacy with the God of the impossible that makes a way!


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