39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 

Luke 1: 39-41
Now that Mary received her assignment, what does she do? The same  thing many of us would do. She found someone to tell. Many of us get a word from God or sense a direction for our lives and run out to tell someone, but not all of us tell the right person. God knew Mary would tell the right person or He would have chosen someone else or shut her mouth like Zechariah. Mary probably  had a track record of watching her mouth and only telling the appropriate  people. She already knew who would be a safe place and only speak sound words of wisdom and faith over her situation.

 Why did Mary go to Judea to tell Elizabeth? Elizabeth was an  older relative. Mary may have consulted her for wisdom in the past or had  family members who did. They had a right relationship.  Elizabeth was “righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly.” (Luke 1:6) She had right standing with God. Of course, there may have been a trusted relative who lived righteously closer to Mary. Why Elizabeth? 

When I consult someone, I want to talk to someone who understands because they have been there. When my daughter died, I couldn’t take advice from just anyone. There were some things even my mother couldn’t tell me, but I could take advice from my Pastor because she had lost a baby. I knew that she knew how I was feeling. Mary had no one like that. Who could understand what it feels like to carry the Son of God? No one knew. However, Elizabeth did know what it was like to have a supernatural pregnancy.

 When God has revealed a great assignment or direction for our lives, we need to go to the right people. Wisdom would say go to people in right relationship with us, people in right standing with God, and people with the right experiences to speak to our situation. God has big plans for each of us. Let’s not go to the closest person or anyone who will listen. Let’s remember to go to people who will help us to our destiny.

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