When I resigned my telecoms job years ago, God told me specific things to do afterwards. It appeared crazy leaving a good job in a thriving industry. But I knew what to do next. Years after, I know I was not wrong obeying God. I understand that God always leads us forward.

Friend, God’s purpose for your life is a continuum. He is always walking you into the next level of his plans and purpose for your life per time (Proverbs 4:18). Even when it seems there is little or no ‘serious’ activities going on around your life for a moment, it does not deemphasize the fact that God is always walking you towards your glorious future. God never takes a break on your life; you only need to recognize what He’s doing next in your life and partner with Him accordingly.

Understand this biblical principle: God always brings you out of something into another (Deuteronomy 6:23). This might look simple and reasonable but if you grasp it, you would no longer allow the devil to deceive or cheat you; neither would you play truant in the school of destiny any longer.

I can tell that someone is subtly listening to the devil somewhere in his life if he tells me that the Lord asked him to leave somewhere or something without a specific instruction on what to do next. God always brings you out of something into another. God cannot tell you to leave your current job if He wouldn’t tell you what to do next. God cannot tell you to leave your current Church only for you to be roaming the streets in the spirit or prostituting from one church to another (Psalms 68:6).

God cannot tell you to resign from your paid employment without telling you what to do next. Yes, I know sometimes, we may not have a full grasp of what it is to do next, but there would be a direction, an idea of what next. It can be to focus on personal development, pay attention to an aspect of your life that you have neglected. It can be to attach yourself to someone as an intern. It can be to start a new business etc.

What am I saying today? It is unlike God to leave His children in the dark or in isolation (Psalms 119:105). He often leads us out of something into another. Now, here is the key: if you are yet to know what to do next or where to go next, it is almost always a signal that you need to remain where you are rather than leave. Don’t be in a hurry to leave until you have an idea of what next. A lot of people have become causalities in destiny as a result of ignorance of this truth (Hosea 4:6).

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria