‘Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks; Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest. Then Judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field’ Isaiah 32: 14-16
Righteousness means equity and justice in your dealings with people, When God begins to bless you and you start to get fruitful, know that the keys to multiplication and expansion is equity in your dealings with your fellow man. Do not oppress people and you will keep moving from one level to a greater level. It takes a man of mature judgment, an individual who was in the wilderness who when the spirit is poured out and judgment comes, to be capable of taking a calm survey of life with no averse reaction. When an individual correctly values opportunities in the wilderness, its possibilities, demands and obligations, he turns judgment to a rare kind of insight. This means the ability to see things in a completely different perspective in any given situation. Herein lies the future; the ability of seeing things in any given situation as they should be, getting insights concerning the matters that may arise as a result of the circumstances. For example a person is in the ‘wilderness’ doing business and then suddenly he realizes that “if I breed fish at a certain temperature, this business will sell” he leaves everything and goes into fish farming business which explodes in six months and then everybody knows about him in the city.
The Bible says “There is much food in the tillage of the poor: but there is he that is destroyed for want of judgment” Provs 13:23. When Israel got into the wilderness and then found water that was bitter,Moses prayed, God gave him insight to throw a piece of wood into the water and it became fit to drink that was unusual. Rare insight and vision is what distinguishes people, it is the kind that enables men see possibilities in the place of difficulties. The bible says “There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty” Provs 11:24 This means you can negotiate yourself into poverty. Judgment is that rare kind of insight; you will regard difficulties as opportunities. When you listen to people, listen properly. Someone said “all the men that built America were building networking business, roads and pipelines, therefore in our new economy, go for anything that pertains to networking”- this is insight. This kind of insight enables men to see opportunities at hand that will be useful for thousands, while others fail to see opportunities almost within their grasp, while they are industriously working on situations which under no circumstance can be made to realize any substantial reward. What is being sought is right next to them but they are totally captivated by something else. Even to get the platform to fulfill the vision is another vision for example needing money to rent the office and capital to start the business. Then things get all muddled up and you are outrightly incapable of seeing the right thing. It is important that you do not leave a place in offense as the bible aptly warns “and then shall many be offended , and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. Matt 24: 10-11 When you are offended, you see false visions; in anger you start to get ideas, that may not be truly right.
A man left his job without strife to start his own business and because he left in peace, his boss told him he could come back if his business does not work. Sometimes later his boss called him to let him “you know that a foreign company approached us for taxation services, we charged them and they said they will not be able to pay so I suggested that you would have led the team if you were still here and I do not think you will charge what we will charge but you will do the job we would have done, so can I pass them over to you” and he said yes. This was in 1995 and he was paid 25,000 dollars and till date he has not started the business he initially left the company to start. If he had left offended, he would have been struggling. That’s what happens to a lot of people, they do not see anything, yet they come up with a pseudo dream. When you see a business as the patterns evolves, you see opportunities in view of difficulties. You take these difficulties to God and ask him to help you and as always, God helps.
You have to hold fast to your confession. The bible says “…but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin”. Heb 4:15 When You know the point of temptation you pray about it. It’s not going to be all rosy but once you have the insight, what you do when you get to those turbulent places is to ask God to open your eyes because at the point you feeling offense,there is an idea embedded therein. Do not complain when you are under pressure because Jesus is pushing you somewhere. At those times when the circumstances do not seem favourable in you human eyes, know that God is working to bring you to ‘an expected end’ as His thoughts of you are for good and not for failure.