Deuteronomy 1:6 says that, ‘The Lord God said to us, “You have dwelt long enough on this mountain…”‘
In biblical times, Moses was the leader of the Israelites. You see they had been released from slavery at the hand of the Egyptians- and they had been wandering in the desert for forty years- not sure what to do next.
Well God spoke these words to Moses-and he said that they had been at that mountain long enough- and God was making it known that it was clearly time for them to put their past behind them, and to move on to the bright future.
You see too often in both our personal and professional lives, we dwell on our problems for far too long.
We focus on all the things that are wrong, and all that we don’t have, or all that we’ve not yet accomplished. But God wants to see us move forward-and to stop focusing so much on the obstacles and challenges in life- and not so much on the failures and mistakes from our past.
So let me ask you- In what areas of your life is it “time for you to move on?”
Do you have some hurt, anger, or bitterness towards something or someone in your past?
Or has someone really mistreated you at some point?
Listen, I don’t know all the details of your life, or all that you’ve been through. But God does. So maybe, today He is telling you that it’s time to get off that mountain “you’ve dwelt on it long enough.” So I encourage you to seek God’s new direction and find His promise for your life, and “move on.”
When you do this- you will be applying the [email protected].
- 1What does this message say to you?
- 2Do you have problems that you’ve focused on for too long? Why and how can you resolve them?
- 3What other scriptures deal with our problems?
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Ray is also a highly sought after speaker at churches and retreats across America, where for years he has challenged followers of Christ to integrate their faith in and through the marketplace on a daily basis.He is also part of the speaking faculty for Orlando, Florida based “Man In the Mirror” ministry where he conducts seminars and retreats across the country.