By Dr Adeyemi Agbelusi
The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever. (Gen 13: 14-15)
Abraham obeyed God. He left Haran at 75years old to the land that God would show to him and he also took with him Lot his brother’s son. We find that the story of Abraham takes him down to Egypt where he had challenges with Pharaoh; and he had to leave Egypt. However as he increased in prosperity it came to a time that the livestocks of Abraham and Lot were competing for grazing land and conflict was brewing.
Abraham had taken Lot as a mentee, someone he could help and assist, however we find that Lot did not respect that relationship therefore it was a problem between his growing livestocks and Abraham’s. You need to be careful about those you choose to walk with you in life for they could be the reason that the wrong things are attracted to your life, for example people who serve as your staff, friends, mentors, neighbours, etc. can have a great influence on your welfare.
When things got very bad, Abraham gave Lot the choice to move to the green grasslands of the Jordan Valley, while he settled in Canaan. It was after Lot had separated from Abraham that God appeared to Abraham and declared to him that the land of Canaan where he found himself by default, since Lot had chosen the beautiful areas of the Jordan Valley was to become the eternal possession of all the seed of Abraham.
Lot means “Covering” or “veil” and we find that the separation of Lot from Abraham removed the covering of God’s glory upon his life and bought him into his divine inheritance. Lot pushed Abraham to the land of Canaan out of spite and betrayal, however, the land of Canaan was the promised land. Alleluia.
You need to audit your relationships and ask God to set things right.
What relationships do you have to break away from today?
Which of your relationships are covering the glory of God upon your life?
Do you trust God to bring you into your promised land no matter the challenges on your way?
Lord, give me the courage and wisdom to break away from anything holding back Your mercy from my life. I declare that I enter into my appointed place and shall prosper on every side in Jesus name. Amen