When God Tells You to Move On
This idea of ‘long enough’ has been in my mind for the past several weeks. You know sometimes when people come up to you and they’re like, ‘you know you’ve been negative long enough’ or ‘you been hateful towards that person long enough’ or ‘you’ve been with that boyfriend/girlfriend long enough’, right?
Most of us don’t want someone to walk up to us and be like, ‘Dude it’s been long enough’, right?
The Bible says that ‘faithful are the wounds of a friend’ (Proverbs 27:6), which means my true friend says the hard thing, even though it’s going to be hard to hear because they actually love their friend.
The Bible says, ‘sweet are the kisses of the enemy’ (Proverbs 27:6), if someone’s kissing your heinie too much I check if they’re actually your friend.
I feel like God knows how he’s made us because then the word of God comes in and the word of God gently corrects us in ways that sometimes those closest to us would never correct us.
I’m in Deuteronomy. Y’all know I love the Old Testament, but God has me in Deuteronomy right now.
These are the words that Moses spoke to all Israel beyond the Jordan in the wilderness, in the Arabah opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Dizahab. 2 It is eleven days’ journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir to Kadesh-barnea. 3 In the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses spoke to the people of Israel according to all that the Lord had given him in commandment to them, 4 after he had defeated Sihon the king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, who lived in Ashtaroth and in Edrei. 5 Beyond the Jordan, in the land of Moab, Moses undertook to explain this law, saying, 6 “The Lord our God said to us in Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. 7 Turn and take your journey, and go to the hill country of the Amorites and to all their neighbours in the Arabah, in the hill country and in the lowland and in the Negeb and by the seacoast, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates. 8 See, I have set the land before you. Go in and take possession of the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to them and to their offspring after them.’
They were there for 40 years supposed to take 11 days.
Sometimes I think we’re supposed to stay in maybe a state of analyzing a situation for a couple of days and yet 40 years later we’re still there. Sometimes we’re supposed to stay there just a little while and we end up looking back at our life and saying wow I’ve stayed in this mentality for way too long. I was supposed to be there a couple of days here I am almost 40. Man, I should have got over this a long time ago. The journey was supposed to take them 11 days, but it took them 40 years.
Sometimes we won’t listen to people, but it’s amazing how the spirit of the living God speaks through his living word and said it has been long enough in most of the time when the spirit of God speaks to us, we know exactly what he’s talking about.
What are we staying too long in? What mentality are we staying too long? What are we analyzing too much? What are we negative about too often? What do we need to actually turn our attention in another direction and move on?
God looks at us and says it is long enough we’ve got to believe him we’ve got to turn our attention pack our stuff and we’ve got to move on. God’s grace will get you. God’s grace will take you from where you are into the next season. God’s grace is right there, His provision is right there, His love is right there. He’s gonna take you but it’s up to you to believe him when he says you’ve stayed here long enough.
We are praying for y’all,
The AMM Team
Don’t Talk Yourself Out of the Promise God Has for You!
Numbers 13:18 – 14:2
18 and see what the land is, and whether the people who dwell in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many, 19 and whether the land that they dwell in is good or bad, and whether the cities that they dwell in are camps or strongholds, 20 and whether the land is rich or poor, and whether there are trees in it or not. Be of good courage and bring some of the fruit of the land.” Now the time was the season of the first ripe grapes.
21 So they went up and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, near Lebo-hamath. 22 They went up into the Negeb and came to Hebron. Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the descendants of Anak, were there. (Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.) 23 And they came to the Valley of Eshcol and cut down from there a branch with a single cluster of grapes, and they carried it on a pole between two of them; they also brought some pomegranates and figs. 24 That place was called the Valley of Eshcol,[a] because of the cluster that the people of Israel cut down from there.
Report of the Spies
25 At the end of forty days they returned from spying out the land. 26 And they came to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the people of Israel in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh. They brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. 27 And they told him, “We came to the land to which you sent us. It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 28 However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. And besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there. 29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the Negeb. The Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the hill country. And the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and along the Jordan.”
30 But Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it.” 31 Then the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are.” 32 So they brought to the people of Israel a bad report of the land that they had spied out, saying, “The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people that we saw in it are of great height. 33 And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.”
The People Rebel
14 Then all the congregation raised a loud cry, and the people wept that night. 2 And all the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron
When God tells you to go up and take a land, sometimes all the spies are in your head. Some of you are saying ‘YES! Let’s go!’, but then you have a few small voices in your head that are telling you otherwise.
We can talk ourselves out of the blessings God has for us, just like those spies talked a whole nation out of conquering that giant.
You can either say, ‘God has told me to do this but it’s going to be too hard.’
You can say, ‘God has told me to do this and he walks with me!’
Sometimes the spies are in our minds and it’s our job to silence the ones that don’t agree with the Living God!
What is your perspective?
If God has told you to take the land you need to silence any voice that is contrary to that.
Thanks for keeping up with us! We’re all praying for you!
The AMM Team
There is nothing worse than waiting. Except for not waiting and wishing you did!
When God doesn’t work when we want Him to it will tank our faith. We don’t wait for God to speak, and we jump on opportunities rather than praying about it.
Trust the wait of God!
If we take the thing we want before we or it are ready, we risk stunting the plans God has for us.
The Cloud Covering the Tabernacle
15 On the day that the tabernacle was set up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the testimony. And at evening it was over the tabernacle like the appearance of fire until morning. 16 So it was always: the cloud covered it by day[a] and the appearance of fire by night. 17 And whenever the cloud lifted from over the tent, after that the people of Israel set out, and in the place where the cloud settled down, there the people of Israel camped. 18 At the command of the Lord the people of Israel set out, and at the command of the Lord they camped. As long as the cloud rested over the tabernacle, they remained in camp. 19 Even when the cloud continued over the tabernacle many days, the people of Israel kept the charge of the Lord and did not set out. 20 Sometimes the cloud was a few days over the tabernacle, and according to the command of the Lord they remained in camp; then according to the command of the Lord they set out. 21 And sometimes the cloud remained from evening until morning. And when the cloud lifted in the morning, they set out, or if it continued for a day and a night, when the cloud lifted they set out. 22 Whether it was two days, or a month, or a longer time, that the cloud continued over the tabernacle, abiding there, the people of Israel remained in camp and did not set out, but when it lifted they set out. 23 At the command of the Lord they camped, and at the command of the Lord they set out. They kept the charge of the Lord, at the command of the Lord by Moses.
It can be so incredibly hard to wait when you don’t see the reason why God had called you to wait. We don’t see the issues or the dangers that lurk around the corner, but God does! God waits, and when He has us wait it sometimes seems confusing or unfair, but He is delaying for important circumstances that you would not want to deal will if you were to move too soon. We see this played out in scripture loads of times. For instance, Abraham and Sarah dealt with this when they had Ismael through Hagar.
When there is a delay, there is a reason.
I implore you to stop worshipping timing. God has given you enough time to do everything that He’s put you on the planet to do.
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