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