Friday, October 30, 2009



Background Reading Deuteronomy 1:6-11 Read Here
Have you ever felt like you keep going in a circle? - Same relational problems, same financial issues, same family problems, same work issues. It seems like different people but same problems; different location but same issue. Every time you think things are changing and getting better, then…..right back where you started from. For 40 years the Children of Israel had to walk in the wilderness, and it was actually a circle. They murmured and complained and sought after the things of slavery. It bothered God that after the people saw what God could do, they still did not want to follow Him or obey. Their punishment was to wonder in the wilderness until that generation died.

At the appointed time God told Moses, that is enough. It’s time to move forward. I want to encourage whoever may be reading this that, THAT IS ENOUGH… TIME TO MOVE FORWARD! It is time to leave the past and old habits behind. You have wandered enough and the mindset and heart of old has died. You are a new creature and you cannot live in this place of wandering forever.

God has a place he has prepared for you. That place can be a city, state, location, job, position, person, skill, status, a place GIVEN to you. You just have to go and possess it. The word possess here means to occupy, inherit, or seize. Which means all you have to do is show up. Be obedient and GO. Be obedient and DO. Be obedient and LEAVE. Be obedient and GIVE. Be obedient and APPLY. Be Obedient and STOP. Whatever your area is, do what you need to so that you can possess.

Whatever you need, God has promised that he will provide, the passage reads, “He has increased your numbers”….meaning your capacity, resources, and ability. God has increased you to be able to sustain this new place promised to you. All you have to do is GO, ALL IN, and OCCUPY IT. So be that writer, that musician, that artist, that husband, that friend, that engineer, that entrepreneur, that parent, that mentor, that soldier, that provider, that graduate, that (you fill in the blank). With what has been given to you, all you have to do is show up!

Get your mind out of the gutter, that low level, woe is me thinking, lift your head up and MOVE FORWARD!


  1. i like this...that is so true..i still havea lot of life ahead of sense in focusing on whats behind me.

  2. Good one...keep writing!