READ: Genesis 11:1-9
“A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.” – Proverbs 18:16
God has called many of us. However, you have to pay the price in order to take your place in the ministry. Your place in the ministry is also called your “room”of ministry. Everybody has a room or position that he occupies in ministry.
This room of ministry defines your standing before God. It also identifies and classifies you among the ranks of God’s numerous servants. You need to pay the price to occupy that place. The gift or the sacrifice is what will make room for you (Proverbs 18:16).
Elisha was given Elijah’s room of ministry. He complained about the ministry, thinking he had sacrificed so much for the Lord. He erroneously thought that he was the only one doing something for the Lord. God told him, “There are seven thousand pastors and churches you do not know about.”
Many years ago, I had a strange vision, in which I saw a man sitting on a chair. Suddenly a hand appeared, held the man by his collar and lifted him out of his chair. The hand then lifted me by my collar and placed me in that chair. The Lord revealed to me that I was replacing someone. He said to me that I was to occupy a chair, which someone else had occupied before. You can be replaced if you do not take your room by sacrifice. There is a place for you among the heroes of God, among the missionaries and among the servants of God. If you fail to take your step when you should, God will bring others to replace you.