There is no place on earth that I would rather be than Eritrea. I have never visited Eritrea. Nonetheless, there is a spirit in me that longs to be in Eritrea. It is a spirit that once lived in Eritrea, and now lives in me through my great, great, great grandfather who, I am told, lived in Eritrea.
When I live in Eritrea, one of the first things I will do is send letters to every person who has my great, great, great grandfather’s surname. I know that among them will be relatives whom I need to know. Among them will be people with that same spirit in them, who yearn for foreign places he visited, or places where he lived. If he liked that city, his spirit may have formed a connection to it that reaches forward through many generations.
If you have a yearning for a specific city or region in the world, you should not assume that the Lord God Almighty needs you to go there. Instead, ask the indwelling Holy Spirit whether that place is on God’s list of places you should live or visit. Without the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you may be entering into dangerous territory. The Lord God Almighty desires that you remain safe.