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How Will I Know?

Deuteronomy 12:10-11 (KJV) But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the Lord your God giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety; Then there shall be a place which the Lord your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there…

How do you know when you have arrived at the place in God where He desires for you in this season? The place of inheritance is a place wherein God gives us rest from our enemies and we dwell in the presence of the Lord in safety. Does this mean that the enemy will not lift his head against us? No. But it does mean that we will know that we have arrived at the place of God’s choosing when we can trust in God’s ability to make provision in every area and to provide protection in every circumstance, regardless of the appearance.

We must realize that the place of inheritance is not only a physical place, but it is also a spiritual place as well. We cannot have a separation between our spiritual and physical realities because each affects the other. If our spirit is not in alignment with God’s will and is troubled, it will be manifested in our physical bodies in some form as well. We may attempt to mask our true and current spiritual state, but our physical bodies will betray us every time.

We can never allow frustration to settle in when we cannot understand the plans that God has for us.

The psalmist instructs us to do three things: 1) “Trust in the Lord…”, 2) “Commit thy way unto the Lord…“, and 3) “Rest in the Lord…” (Ps. 37:3,5,7). Why? The psalmist responds by stating that, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord…” (Ps. 37:23). He knows what lies ahead…every scheme and plan of the enemy…and will “make a way to escape…” and “always causes us to triumph in Christ…” (1 Cor. 10:13; 2 Cor. 2:14).

This means if we would only cast everything into the hands of God, “…the God of all grace…(will) make you perfect, establish, strengthen, (and) settle you…” (1 Pet. 5:7,10). He will cause us to enter the land of inheritance and cause us to rest safely. He gives the assurance that regardless of what the enemy may bring against us, our Heavenly Father will cause us to triumph over him. In so doing, as an additional benefit, God will also enlarge our borders of faith while causing us to draw closer to Him in our covenant relationship with Him.

So what do we have to fret about? We can join the psalmist in saying, “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God…” (Ps. 43:5). Our Heavenly Father is the Sovereign God over all things and has all things in control.

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