In Genesis 26, Moses writes of a time when Isaac’s herdsmen were trying to dig a well near the town of Gerar. At the first well they dug, some local shepherds came and argued that it was their well. So, Isaac named the well Esek or “argument.” At the second well they dug, the same thing happened and Isaac called it Sitnah which means “opposition” or “hostility”. But at the third well they dug, the Gerar shepherds did not argue so Isaac called it Rehoboth “open space” and he said, “At last the Lord has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land.” (Genesis 26:19-22).
What’s awesome is that Isaac knew that the Lord would bless them no matter where they dug the well. For he said, “AT LAST the Lord has made room for us.” It wasn’t a matter of “if” but “when”. He knew that, finally, there was room enough for him and his people and that they would be able to thrive! No matter where God makes room for you to serve him, know that there is room enough for you! No matter what you put your hands to do for the glory of the Lord and no matter where you do it, you will thrive! Simply have confidence and be satisfied with the well God gives you.
“Father God, help me to walk in confidence that there is enough room in the ministry where you planted me. Help others around me accept it so that I may begin to thrive in the ministry you have for me for your greater glory. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.”