So Solomon came to Jerusalem from the high place that was at Gibeon, from before the tabernacle of meeting, and reigned over Israel. – 2 Chronicles 1:13
This passage gives us an insight into what to do to reign in life: in career, business, industry, ministry, or wherever you find yourself.
Solomon had just been crowned the king of Israel, and it is interesting to note that one of the first things he did was to go to the high place at Gibeon. He didn’t go for sight-seeing or physical exercise; he went there to seek the face of God, to pray and offer sacrifices to Him. By the time he was through, he had an encounter with God that determined the course of his reign and, indeed, the rest of his life.
Before his visit to the high place, some of the words used to describe his kingship in that same chapter include “strengthened”, “kingdom”, and “exalted”. He was not described as reigning. But, by the time he came down from the high place and the tabernacle of meeting, “he reigned over Israel.”
Perhaps, we can learn some lessons from this. If you desire to reign in your circle, you must be a man or woman of God’s presence and a regular visitor to the high place, which is the place of prayer. You must be someone who has time for God and seeks His counsel on every matter.
The high place doesn’t necessarily mean going to Prayer Mountains. If you can make time to go, fine. But, you can always pray in your personal space; your closet can be your high place. The most important thing is to maintain an unbroken fellowship with God and always seek His counsel and direction on everything. If you are faithful in doing that, you will reign in your circle, because “honor does not come from the east or the west or from the desert. But God is the One Who decides. He puts down one and brings respect to another” (Psalm 75:6-7, NLV).
Now that you know what it takes to reign, what do you want to do about it?
You will succeed in Jesus Name!