The angel of the LORD found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. And he said, “Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?” (Genesis 16:7–8, NIV 1984).
The word of the LORD came to [Elijah]: “What are you doing here, Elijah? Go back the way you came.” (1 Kings 19:9, 15, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Sometimes we veer off course. It could come due to negligence and drift, or an intentional detour. Either way, God may be “asking” us, “what are you doing here?” A clear signal that we are not where we should or need to be. We need to recall not only “where [we] have…come from,” but also “where we are going” should we continue down that path.
God knows full well where we come from, why we are where we are, and where we are headed. He wants us to know it and acknowledge it. Only then will we be in a position to repent and “go back the way [we] came.” For, after all, what is repentance but turning from sin and dedicating oneself to the amendment of one’s life.”
My Advice – Are you drifting? Time for a course correction. Has your walk with Christ taken a detour? Time to make a U-turn. You know you are not where you should be. You know you are headed the wrong direction. “Get back to where you once belonged.” Probably not where the Beatles intended, but you know it’s right.