STEPHEN’S GATE – “WHERE YOU ARE GOING, IS NOT LIKE WHERE YOU CAME FROM”

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“For the land you are about to enter and take over is not like the land of Egypt from which you came, where you planted your seed and made irrigation ditches with your foot as in a vegetable garden. Rather, the land you will soon take over is a land of hills and valleys with plenty of rain— a land that the LORD your God cares for. He watches over it through each season of the year” (promisedLandNLT)

 

I posted this one morning this week on my Stephen’s Gate Facebook page.  I felt very strongly to post it and say that some of you are moving from one “land” into another. You are crossing over from one season into another. Listen closely and don’t miss your promised land. It will be different than the former but it will be better. You are entering a season of Gods fullness and His promises being fulfilled in your life. Go ahead and take that step that God is directing to take, step into your promised land.

The hardest thing with transition is moving from the familiar into the unfamiliar and being comfortable in that.  I’m not saying that everything changes and nothing is familiar but many times when you are transitioning, because God has directed you to, it doesn’t look like where you came from.  Your calling may be the same but you may operate in that calling in a totally different way.  If you aren’t open to following God’s leading and open to the present being different than your past, than you could delay stepping into your promised land.  You may not miss your promised land, because I believe if our heart is to do God’s will and follow Him you will get to your promised land.  You may get off track but He will get you back on track if you are open to His leading, much like your GPS in your car.

Why am I telling you all of this, this week?  Transition is tough, but it’s encouraging when you know that where you’re going may not look like where you came from, and that’s okay.  God has a special plan for your life and He wants to take you places you’ve never been.  He desires nothing more than for you to step into your promised land.

All of this doesn’t mean you are going to make an actual geographic move like we did.  However, God wants you to move from your current position in Him, into something greater.  God is always moving, He’s always relevant, therefore, He wants you to be the same.

When you step into your promised land, wherever and whatever that is, it will be a land with plenty of land, a land that the Lord your God cares for.  He watches over it through each season of the year.  What does that really mean?  When you step into your promised land, it doesn’t feel like work.  When you are in the right place doing the right thing it comes with ease.  Why?  Because God has blessed that place you are in, it’s His perfect will.

I encourage you as you read this.  Where you are going isn’t going to look like where you came from, but go ahead and take that step.  God is right there and He desires to bless you, step into your promised land!

 

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