The company of the prophets said to Elisha, ‘Look, the place where we meet with you is too small for us. Let us go to the Jordan, where each of us can get a pole; and let us build a place there for us to meet.’ And he said, ‘Go.’
Then one of them said, ‘Won’t you please come with your servants?’ ‘I will,’ Elisha replied. And he went with them. They went to the Jordan and began to cut down trees. As one of them was cutting down a tree, the iron axhead fell into the water/ ‘Oh no, my lord!’ he cried out. ‘It was borrowed!’
The man of God asked, ‘Where did it fall?’ When he showed him the place, Elisha cut a stick and threw it there, and made the iron float. ‘Lift it out,’ he said. Then the man reached out his hand and took it.” -2 Kings 6:1-7
This story about the company of prophets with Elijah has inspired me to talk to you about guidance and direction. The prophets got into a problem, they were doing what they were supposed to be doing when that axe head dropped into the water. The question that the Lord wants to ask you is, “Where did it fall? While you were in the process of obedience and doing what you were suppose to, where did you lose the axe head?”
Where did you lose the weight of what God has given you to do and entrusted to you in order to carry out His desire and design for your life? As you seek the Lord, He will do a miracle for you to resurface it, but don’t expect Him to lift it out. He will say to you, “You lift it out of the water.” Many times we get hung up on direction, because while we’re waiting on God to do something, He is waiting on us to do something. So press in! The Lord has an answer for you today.
“Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” -Philippians 2:12-13
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” -Proverbs 3:5-6
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the LORD.” -Jeremiah 29:11-14