Circling The Mountain

Posted by Dion Todd May 19th, 2024 1,080 Views 22 Comments

Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea, as Yahweh spoke to me; and we encircled Mount Seir many days. Yahweh spoke to me, saying, "You have encircled this mountain long enough. Turn northward. Deuteronomy 2:1-3 WEB.

The Israelites wandered forty years in the wilderness while God worked out some differences with them. Twice while repeatedly circling a mountain, they reached a point when it was time for them to move on.

God told them in Deuteronomy 1:6, "You have lived long enough at this mountain. Turn and take your journey." They should have entered the promised land at that point, but when the spies sent out from their camp returned with a bad report, they decided to stone Moses and Aaron and return to Egypt instead.

The Lord interrupted their plan and told them to head toward the Red Sea (Deuteronomy 1:40). When they heard that, they decided they did want to enter the promised land after all but were soundly defeated at the first battle. After this, they left and circled Mount Seir for "many days." When the entire rebellious generation had died off, the Lord told them in Deuteronomy 2:1, "You have encircled this mountain long enough. Turn northward." It's time to move on.

We often huddle around a mountain in our life, circling it. We cannot move on because of __________. It begins to affect everything we do and influence our decisions. It holds us back. We cry out for God to help, but we won't let go of it. Our prayers fail because you can only drive an anchored boat in a circle. We have to cut loose the anchor.

We frequently meet people trapped in a bad situation because they cannot let go of something. They act like a fish holding on to a hook with their lips and will not let go. Eventually, there comes a time when they get tired of circling that same mountain again and again while just growing older, and they make the change. It's just such a struggle to let it go.

If you want to see something different in your life, do something different. If you have been trying to make a peach cobbler for years, but it always comes out as an apple, it's time to try a new recipe. Someone wise once said, Insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting to get a different result. It may be time to stop circling the same mountain.

Give God something to work with today. Leave the mountain behind you and do what you have been putting off. It is time to turn and take your journey.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please give me a clear vision of changing my life for the better. Help me overcome the obstacles holding me back. Set me free from this endless loop. Help me break the bondage and breakthrough. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Wesley Paulus commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


Amen!




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Sylvia Todd commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


Good morning, everyone, may you all have a blessed Sunday :)!



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Dan Remley

4 weeks ago

You do the Sylvia ❤️



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Debi Burton commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


Heavenly Father, please give me a clear vision of changing my life for the better. Help me overcome the obstacles holding me back. Set me free from this endless loop. Help me break the bondage and breakthrough. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️



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Dan Remley

4 weeks ago

Amen Debi❤️



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Lynn Brown commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


Heavenly Father, please give me a clear vision of changing my life for the better. Help me overcome the obstacles holding me back. Set me free from this endless loop. Help me break the bondage and breakthrough. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!



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Dan Remley

4 weeks ago

Amen Lynn❤️


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Sylvia Todd

4 weeks ago

Amen, sister 🙏!



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Dan Remley commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


Lord, I am in a great place physically, mentally, and spiritually. That said I do feel like I need to start going another way in some areas of my life. Please guide me and help me find my way. In Jesus name I pray,Amen ❤️




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Mari Kaufmann commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


Amen




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Michele Copley commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


Thank you for this morning's special message, such a crucial meaningful, found in Deut. 1. My understanding, seeing how God wants to move His people into and onto a journey apart from circling and not growing spiritually, for our being fully set apart from indifferences within ourselves or even more so, of those with God our loving and holy Father, and also with others, including our families. Seeing, how that must hurt Him, by my own lack of time not effectively put into important duties, and sometimes I find there is not enough time to do what needs to be done too, but also it has been inner feelings get in the way to move forward. Though, I stand strong, because of God, knowing, I want nothing to hold me back, from taking the journey God has for me, of which my own family depends on me to choose, to which is exciting to think what is before me and for that matter, all my family with me, is my prayer today.




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David Krull commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


Amen




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David Krull commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


Amen




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Wanda Pennington commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


Heavenly Father help me to break the bondage and breakthrough in the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen




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Yvette York commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


Father Please Help Me To Think And See Clearer When It Comes To My Life For The Better.Help Me Overcome The Obstacles That’s Holding Me Back Amen Good Morning Everyone Have A Blessed Sunday.




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Celeste Strenn commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


Amen❣️




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Marisa Jackson commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


Amen!! 🙏 ❤️❤️🙏🙏




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Bella Colliander commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


Heavenly Father, please help me as I struggle to let go of whatever holds me back to move on. I believe and trust that all your promises will be. In Jesus name, 🙏 Amen.




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Mark Williams commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


Amen.




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Dana Rozell commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


In Jesus Name Amen!




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Kay Collinsworth commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


Amen




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Elena Vasquez commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


Amen




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Brenda F commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


Amen!




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Candy Laventure commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


Amen!




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Schalk De beer commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Circling The Mountain

4 weeks ago


Yes my Lord, I pray this in Jesus's name, amen.






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