Numbers 24:11 Then Balak’s anger was kindled against Balaam, and he smote his hands together; and Balak said to Balaam, I called you to curse my enemies, and, behold, you have done nothing but bless them these three times. Therefore now go back where you belong and do it in a hurry! I had intended to promote you to great honor, but behold, the Lord has held you back from honor.
You know this whole passage is dramatic, angels with swords, talking donkey, good guys and bad guys, bribery and corruption; it makes Shrek look tame.
Balaam had been disobedient, but God still used him. God will always bless Israel (so get over it and stop trying to curse them). That last bit was a bonus but not my main thought today.
Balaak became angry with Balaam because even in a backslidden state he had heard from God and became a blessing to God's people.
So it all went wrong for him to the point where he was told to just, "Go back to where you belong". And that he was getting held back by God from honor and reward.
You know you maybe selling out right now to money, approval, and compromise, and be backslidden. But there's still something of the prophetic in you that hears from God and blesses God's people.
You know the world will recognise this and tell you to 'get back to where you belong.'
You might have honor and promotion held back from you because you just don't belong there. And God in His mercy makes it sure you get rejected from all that success and stuff.
Recently I was at a festival and a man came up to me, picked up a bag of cocaine from the ground and said do you know what this is?
I said" yes" and was moved in the prophetic to say, "your mum and dad have prayed for you and so have your grandparents. You don't belong here."
And it was true.
I don't know who im6 talking to but the world will even recognise that you don't belong with them. Even in your compromised state God uses you to bless others.
Get back to where you belong. Get on fire for Jesus. You are branded by Him, you are ruined for a normal life. You are called and chosen.
Father I choose to come home. I belong with You. Forgive me for going my own way, wash me in Your blood. Thank You for calling me and choosing me. I choose to be obedient today in Jesus' Name, Amen.