WHERE ARE YOU?
Memorise: And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, where are thou? Genesis 3:9
Where are you? I am convinced that this question God asked Adam long ago is still relevant today. It is not expedient to wait for God to ask you this question. Rather, as part of a self examination process, you should introspectively ask yourself this question. A sincere approach in answering this question would do you a lot of good both in this world and in eternity.
From the day of his birth, a man beings a return journey to where he is from (Ecclesiastes 12:1-7). This is why, with regard to official matters, you are not asked “how young are you”?, but rather you are asked how old you are. No matter how young you are, you are growing old day by day. Hence, God Himself is asking you: where are you now? You should therefore ask yourself regularly, ‘how far have I gone in fulfilling the purpose of my creation and salvation?
To answer this question, you need to first of all answer some other questions like: “where was I yesterday?” it could be last week, last year or when you first got born-again. Next, you need to answer the question: “ where am I now?” consider Samson, who went from being a terror to the enemy to grinding corn in the prison of the enemy. Ask yourself, ‘am I going onto greater heights, winning more souls than before for Christ?’ materially, have you moved from thirty fold, to sixty fold or to hundred fold increase? Or is your case that of moving in the reverse direction?
Are you increasing spiritually or decreasing? Are you increasing? It is God’s will and it is His plan for you to grow spiritually, financially and all-round.
“Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.”
If you are not growing, could it be that you have been eating your seed? Or maybe you are sowing sparingly (2 Corinthians 9:6)? Perhaps, because you have been defaulting in your tithe, you are now working under divine curse (Malachi 3:8-10)? As the Lord said to His people who experience decrease in time past, He says to you now: consider your ways (Haggai 1:5-7).
Carry out a self-evaluation and cry to God about your findings.