Jesus: Good morning, Dad.
The Father: Good morning, Son. I am sure the night was restful. You had a long day yesterday.
Jesus: Yes, Dad. The crowd was overwhelming. Lucifer has had his way for too long. My heart was broken as I saw men you created to have dominion dominated by sickness, diseases, demons and sin. More than ever before, I am convinced that the Kingdom message is the true message they need to hear right now. Only if Your Will will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven!
The Father: You are right, Son. Humans really need to realize, understand and embrace the Kingdom and that is why I have sent you to them. I know you still remember the words Isaiah wrote about you. That is why I want you to move on to other villages and towns and soon, commission your friends to go to the ends of the earth. You know you have little time. The night cometh when no man can work.
The Father: I know you have had a great success in Capernaum and people will come looking for you this morning. But I have other plans for you. New opportunities await you in nearby villages. Cross the sea. Endure sleepless nights. Just be sure to get your message to other regions. There are some wonderful people I want you to meet in Bethany. A dead man will even be raised. This is just the beginning. Don’t be a local champion. Move on to other villages!
Jesus: Okay, Dad. I’ll do as you have said. Now let’s get to work!
The above is an imaginary conversation between Jesus and the Father during his devotion early in the morning after a very successful and powerful ministration the day before. I hope you get the message.
As we learn to tarry with the Father in the place of prayer and study of the Word, we can be clear about where we are and should be in God’s plan for our lives. God pushes us further away from our last successes as we fellowship with him daily. Our sense of purpose is sharpened daily through solitude with the Father, so that despite the alluring invitation of the honey in the corpse of the lion of yesterday’s victory, we can ignore the former things and embrace new opportunities, fresh ideas and boldly move on to maximise our potentials.
Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.”
Mark 1:38 NIV
Jesus was driven by the understanding of his purpose. He knew why he had come and was not ready to sacrifice his potentials on the altar of localized popularity. Beyond that, he understood the power of his message and knew how significant it was for people to hear His message.
Regardless of the extent of your successes today, God has planned a glorious future for you. Maybe it’s time to go somewhere else and achieve greater things but first, do you know why you have come?