Get Up And Go
Yahweh said to Joshua, Get you up; why are you thus fallen on your face? Joshua 7:10 WEB
The first town that the Israelites had come to in the promised land was Jericho. They marched around it seven times, shouted, and the walls of the city fell down. God was with them and it was an easy victory. They were supposed to bring all the loot into the Lord's treasury, but a man named Achan took some of the loot, kept it for himself, and the Lord withdrew His help from Israel.
The next town they faced was the small town of Ai. Where they had taken the city of Jericho almost without a fight, Ai beat them back and made the Israelites retreat.
Joshua lay on his face before the Lord and prayed for direction because they had lost the battle. When the Lord answered Joshua, it was basically: 'Get up, make it right, and let's go forward!' God gave Joshua no time to lay there and dwell on the past mistakes and events that had happened. They dealt with Achan, then went and took the city.
Many times in my life, I have stumbled, turned back, and wandered away from God. Each time after I returned and prayed, it was exactly like this: 'Ok, now let's go forward!'
God is always calling you into your future, into your destiny. The devil is always calling you into your past, reminding you of your mistakes, giving you feelings of shame, and wanting you to return to your old ways.
Your past is gone, so let it go. Today is the first day of the rest of your life and God still has a plan for you, a destiny to fulfill. Don't live in your past mistakes, meditating on how much time has been wasted. When you dwell on those, you are siding with the enemy. Let this sink in: God talks about your future. It is the devil that talks about your past.Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You do for me. Please draw my heart to You and give me the will to keep getting up when I stumble. Thank You for Your mercy. Lead me into all that You have for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
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