“For the priests which bare the ark stood in the midst of Jordan, until every thing (the assignment) was finished that the Lord commanded Joshua to speak unto the people, according to all that Moses commanded Joshua: and the people hasted and passed over…” (Josh. 4:10).
When God gives us an assignment, we must remain in place until that assignment has been completed. Why, you ask? There is an appointed time for everything under the sun. It is similar to being a member of the U.S. Army. When we were assigned to guard duty, the one thing we had to remember was, “I will not leave my post until properly relieved.”
This concept was drilled into us as new recruits and upon arriving at our new duty stations. Why? Because the moment any one of us left our guard posts without permission, we left the entire unit exposed and vulnerable to an attack from a potential enemy. Can you see where I am going with this?
The moment any of us in the Body of Christ leave our assignment before we are given the command to do so, we run the risk of leaving everyone for which we are charged with providing spiritual covering susceptible and vulnerable to attacks from the enemy. God plants us in certain positions for specific reasons. Some of which may be unknown to us at the time; however, once our assignment has been completed, we will have a better understanding of the purpose for our assignment.
Staying in place until being properly relieved from our assignment by our Commander in Chief will result in the saving of lives both spiritually, and sometimes physically. Faith and obedience in the leadership and Lordship of the Christ of God will serve a greater purpose than it may seem at the present moment. Following His orders are never without cause. Learn to trust Him with all of your heart and lean not to your own understanding (Prov. 3:5,6).