It is important to observe that the rod of Aaron was not the only rod that got into the tabernacle of witness. Other rods were taken in there as well, but although they all came out as dry as they went it, the rod of Aaron came forth having buds, blossoms and almond fruits. The same place that left eleven rods empty handed was the same place where the rod of Aaron advanced. It was the same place, but the results were different.
Friend, hear me as I hear the Lord: your ‘rod’ may be placed in the same place where other ‘rods’ were placed, but your result shall be different. In the same economy that is swallowing up businesses and careers, your result shall be different. In the same season when men are cast down, you will be lifted up. In the same season where results are scarce to come by, you shall have more than enough results.
The rod of Aaron did not need to make special efforts whilst in the tabernacle of witness. All it did was to go in there as other rods did, and it came forth with results that others did not come out with. Hear me as I hear the Lord: you may not need to do anything special or remarkably different from what others are doing, but God says, your results shall be remarkably different. Even without special efforts, your results shall be different.
You serve a God who has the capacity to grant you results in the same place where others got no results. You serve a God who is able to make your wilderness become a spring of living waters. You serve a God who caused Isaac to reap a hundred fold in the same year when his location was in a famine. You serve a God who created the entire universe out of nothing.
Get set: in 2021, your results shall be different from the results of people around you. Though every one is cast down, you shall be lifted up.