When Isaac planted his crops that year, he harvested a hundred times more grain than he planted, for the Lord blessed him. He became a very rich man, and his wealth continued to grow. Genesis 26:12-13 NLT
Many times in life people take baggage from one experience to another. They were mistreated over there so they are extremely cautious over here because they believe that they would experience the same treatment here. They are trapped in their experiences; they cannot seem to break free. But if you want to experience the fullness of God, you cannot live and focus on your past.
Isaac had the best excuse for failure where he lived; he was a foreigner. He came to this place because of the famine. But Isaac did not allow his past to impact his future in a negative way. He was in a new country and he got straight to work; he planted his crops. I’m not sure what his neighbors thought about his actions but he was not sitting idly. Yes there was a famine but he did not allow external situations to predict his activities. He didn’t sit and wonder where he would get the water for his plants. Many times drought and famine walk hand in hand. But Isaac knew that God was with him, and so God prospered Isaac.
People may not know you but when God is with you people take notice. People began to notice that in Isaac’s field, the crops responded differently; they did not yield the same rate of return. He harvested a hundred times more that he planted in the midst of a famine. The Philistines became jealous; they couldn’t understand why everything he did prospered. David had no such confusion. He observed that there was a connection between your relationship with God and the prosperity in your life. David said in Psalm 1:3, “They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.” When the king looked closely at Isaac, he told him, “Go somewhere else, for you have become too powerful for us.”Isaac entered the community as a stranger but he when he left he was wealthy because God was with him.
Thought for Today: Friend, God’s blessings will follow you wherever you go.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.