In HIS Presence


Read: JOSHUA 19: 1-51

Meditation verse:

“We, however, will not boast beyond measure, but within the limits of the sphere which God appointed us- a sphere which especially includes you” (2 Corinthians 10: 13)


I recall reading the 19th chapter of the book of Joshua and wondering why a whole chapter, including the previous one was dedicated to details of the division of the conquered lands amongst the tribes of Israel. The areas were all listed out according to tribes, without omission. As I pondered, it was impressed in my spirit that God is a God of inheritance. He is so particular about His children taking possession of that which has been freely allotted to them.


In modern times, God is not allotting plots of land to you. Your inheritance is your sphere of influence. There is a sphere of influence in this earthly domain that you are meant to operate in and there are people within the sphere whose lives you are destined to impact. Examples of spheres include business, education, leadership, politics, sports, and religion. You must know the sphere or field of authority that God has assigned to you because you are meant to fulfil your life’s purpose within it. Many people are operating outside their own sphere others are clueless and not operating within any sphere.


How can you identify yours? Several characteristics define it:

Impact-influence-authority. With impact and influence come ownership and authority. Within the boundaries of your sphere of influence, you are an authority and a force to reckon because you are making great impact. So, where are you making your greatest impact? What sphere do you wield maximum influence and authority?


Your allotted sphere delineates responsibilities and privileges, such as recognition and honour. You are mostly celebrated there because it is where you are making the most impact. Which field are you often called upon to serve in and where are you mostly celebrated?


Your sphere of influence provides an avenue for the fulfilment of God’s promises over your life and the release of His blessings upon you. Where in your life do you see much growth and fruitfulness?


Your sphere of influence is your ‘Rehoboth’: -a place of reduced conflict. Since it is your inheritance, God will fight for you, against any contender and help you succeed. Where do you exert the least effort, yet reap the most gain? Some people are frustrated by a lack of progress because they are operating outside their territories. This amounts to seeking an inheritance that God has not allotted to them.


Lastly, your sphere of influence is your ‘point of reference’. It is the place where you are known for something. In Numbers 22, Balak the king wanted Balaam to curse the people of Israel because he was afraid of their prosperity. He sent messengers to Balaam saying, “for I know that he whom you bless is blessed” That was what Balaam was known for. On which soil are you leaving the most footprints? Your answers to all the above should reveal your allotted sphere.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye

Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?

He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest.

Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:

Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.

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