Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the
LORD blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he
became very great (Genesis 26:12-13).
had received an instruction from the Lord, not to leave his country to Egypt
because of the famine in his country. Of course, people were migrating to Egypt
to seek relief, and Isaac thought to do the same. However, the Lord spoke to
him and said, “…dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: Sojourn in
this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and
unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath
which I sware unto Abraham thy father” (Genesis 26:2-3).
adhered to the Lord’s instruction, and the result is what we see in our opening
verses. He grew, waxed great and became very great, so much so that the
Philistines envied him in the same land that was ravaged by famine. God
destined the man Isaac for greatness, and he would have strayed from that plan
had he not harkened to the Lord’s instruction to stay back in Gerar.
the leading of God’s Spirit for your life. Even if you were at crossroads,
refuse to be tempted to go in a direction that you know is contrary to what God
has shown you or told you. Yield to the Spirit, for He alone knows and has the
blueprint for your greatness, prosperity, and success. Your greatness isn’t
determined by your geographical location or earthly nativity. It’s by your
heavenly citizenship, and the continuous deposit of God’s Word in your spirit.
is your heritage. No matter where you find yourself: at work, home, in school,
etc., have the consciousness that you’re destined for greatness.