What to do when the brook dries up

“But after a while the brook dried up, for there was no rainfall anywhere in the land.” ‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭17:7‬ ‭NLT

Change is a fact of life. The way you respond to change will be one of the greatest factors in determining the quality and effectiveness of your life.

To think because a certain season has been fruitful that it will somehow last forever is the fallacy that many leaders fall prey to. I think Elijah had found great comfort and joy in the season of being by the brook and receiving regular meals from the ravens. He was content to wait there as long as necessary until the rains returned…

But God had other things in mind! Doesn’t he always seem to have other things in mind?

He uses discomfort to signal the change of the season many times.

The brook dried up. The job came to an end. The relationship ended abruptly. I don’t know what your brook is, but if it’s dried up then know that God is signaling the change of seasons. There is another assignment He has for you.

There is a widow in Zeraphath that needs your anointing.

Takeaway: be quick to discern when the Lord is moving you out of your present place of fruitfulness into a new place of greater fruitfulness.

He is the vinedresser. He will prune you for greater fruitfulness even when you have been fruitful in the present season. This is the awesome God we serve!

(See also Jn. 15:1–2‬‬)