When we know the Lord has led us to where we are, we can resist the temptation to leave when we are battling. It could be a relationship, a location, a job or a church. When the Lord plants us, He waters and gives the increase as His plan for us is to flourish there in abundance.
We grow into all that He has for us as we abide in Him. We do not produce the fruits; we bear them as we rest in the source. Our abiding place in the Lord cannot be taken away. However, the enemy will always attempt to move us from where God has placed us because he knows it’s for fruitfulness. Spiritual opposition we may encounter is an additional confirmation, we are in the right place at the right time, in God’s perfect will. No situation can uproot us and transplant us to another territory when we are certain God, Himself, has positioned us for such a time as this.
In our place of obedience the fruit of the Spirit becomes evident in our lives, and blessings are greatly manifested. There is a fresh watering of the Spirit coming upon the people of God. We will have greater surety in our steps, increased holy boldness, and even deeper roots in the things of the Kingdom. When we are planted by the Lord, we become immovable, from glory to glory!
Isaiah 61:3 “To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”