We are now in a season of practical application. Gone are the days of running and shouting without seeing the breakthrough soon after, and I couldn't be more grateful.
Nothing breaks my heart more than seeing people who desperately want to see God move in their lives but knowing they might never experience it because of themselves. It's neither that God isn't a man of His word nor that He doesn't want to manifest His presence. Sometimes, most times, we are the hindrance. We are the issue. We are the drama.
If you've been following me on YouTube, you know I've been rampaging about words lately.
It's not because I want to harp on the subject, but that God has been showing me just how serious words are and how they stop us from moving into the future.
Earlier this week, I studied the Israelites' story in Numbers, and I was shocked to see that it wasn't just their murmuring and complaining that kept them from making the 11-day journey to Canaan; they refused to agree with God and talked themselves out of the blessing.
Essentially, God was ready for them to step into their next season, and He was giving them time to devise a strategic plan to take the land, but they didn't seize the moment. Instead, they confessed that they couldn't do it. Were they fearful? Yes. Did God care? No. Why?
Because there was an appointed time for them to seize the promise, and in their doubt, they let the time pass them by.
Do you know when the next opportunity came for them? 40 years later.
I use the Israelites' story as a cautionary tale to warn you that some opportunities won't come again in your lifetime. I know we love to think they will, but that's not true.
There is an appointed time for everyone to seize God's promises, which means there is also a set time for the destiny-moment portal to close.
Are you allowing your destiny moment to pass you by because you feel God's plans are too big?
If so, I want to encourage you to allow the Israelites to mentor you into your destiny. Learn from their experiences and find the courage to agree with God.
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