In the Old Testament, during the Exodus, the people of God make some mistakes. They complain. The fuss. The worship idols, they rebel against God, the rebel against Moses.
They doubt God and His promises and refuse to move forward and trust in Him when He commands them to.
They do some pretty dumb stuff. And because of that, they are punished. The Lord says that instead of going straight to the promised land, they will wander for 40 years.
And so they wander. And wander. And wander. And wander. This was in the days before GPS, so there wasn’t much they could do!
Until today. Listen what happens today in Deuteronomy 1:5-8
Beyond the Jordan, in the land of Moab, Moses undertook to explain this law, saying, “The Lord our God said to us in Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Turn and take your journey, and go to the hill country of the Amorites and to all their neighbors 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. 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.’
It’s time to get up and walk. It’s time to get up and move.
You’ve stayed in your pit long enough.
Today, you have stayed in your pit long enough. No matter what that pit is. Today is a new day. You are forgiven. You are new. Today is a day to walk on. Today is a day to start over. Today is a day to go.
God still has big things for you. God still as new things for you. There is still life and hope and peace for you.
You just have to get up and go.
You can do it. You can get up. You can walk forward. You can leave your pit.
Through God’s grace. Today, you’ve stayed in your pit long enough. Today, get up and go.
And God will go with you!
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