Have you ever been somewhere when you asked yourself, “What am I doing here?” Maybe it was a dangerous or scary place, or maybe it just didn’t make sense. Or maybe you knew you were in the “right” place but didn’t know what you were supposed to do there.
The Bible is full of stories of people who ask that question. Sometimes we know who we are, what we’re supposed to be doing and why we’re doing it. WHO-WHAT-WHY? But, can you imagine how frightening it would be if we could actually hear God’s voice and he said out loud, “What are you doing here?”
That’s exactly what happens to Elijah in 1 Kings 19…and God says it to him twice. And if God says it twice, He must be serious.
This week as we read through week 7 of the Immerse: Kingdoms series we find ourselves still on this crazy roller coaster of life— God blesses, people slip away, bad things happening, then God saves and the people slip away again. It’s a mess, but the encouraging word is that God is still God and He is there for the faithful…even teenage slave girls. He calls us, he shapes us, he equips us, and if we get off track He asks us, “What are you doing here?” It might not actually be a question but more of an opportunity for us to remember and clarify our purpose on this crazy roller coaster ride.