One Common Misconception -Part 1

There is one common misconception we all have to deal with as we serve God and people. It is common in the sense that it can affect anyone in a religious or secular work place. This misconception is base on a thought that says, “ No one else can do this job, but me”. 

When someone sees himself as the only one suited for a particular job, such a one has probably got ideas rooted in this misconception. The truth of the matter is that anyone with the same resources can do the same job. If you are convinced that your work place will go out of business when you leave, you are operating under a misconception because that work place will probably continue for many more years after you have left or retired.

Elijah was a man sent from God, but he also thought that he was the only prophet left. In 1 Kings 18: 22 the Bible says, “Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the Lord; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men” (KJV). Elijah believed that he was the only one left, when actually Obadiah was hiding a hundred prophets in caves. 

In 1 Kings 18:3-4 the Bible says, “And Ahab called Obadiah, which was the governor of his house. (Now Obadiah feared the Lord greatly: For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the Lord, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)” (KJV). Elijah’s perception was limited to what he saw and experienced in his own life. He did not seem to realize that he was just part of a bigger plan. Elijah, just like all of us are part of God’s plan. We might think that our plan is big and yes it might, but God’s plan is even bigger. Our life is just a part of it.