So as the Lord continues to deal with me about change, and tearing down walls of fear, He’s also preparing me to move forward once those walls have crumbled. He never sends us into anything unprepared. He will always lead and guide us through anything He calls us to. Know that today. Whatever the Lord is calling you to, He’s preparing you for.
So what happens when you face your fears, and the Lord tears down those walls to your promised land? What then? As I was reading the story of Jericho again this morning the Lord spoke so clearly to me through this verse:
“When they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall cry out with a great shout (battle cry); and the wall of the city will fall down in its place, and the people shall go up, each man [going] straight ahead [climbing over the rubble].””
Joshua 6:5 AMP
The Lord clearly directs the children of Israel here. He tells them not to hesitate. Once those walls fall to the ground, go straight ahead, and climb over the rubble to your promised land. Boy, that set my soul on fire this morning. I heard the Lord saying that the minute your walls of fear standing between you and His promises crash down, it’s time to move! Don’t worry about all the mess. Don’t worry about the remnants of those fears. Don’t worry about the junk you accumulated to build those walls that’s scattered before you. Don’t worry about the rubble of the walls! Get up, move straight ahead, and climb over the rubble!
Now any time I’ve had any experience with climbing over rubble, I’ve been injured in some way. It’s hard to get over a big pile of rubble. It’s not stable. It’s messy. There are stray pieces sticking out here and there to hinder you. You may get caught on something. You may stumble. You may fall. Basically It’s not easy to let go of living in the comfort of our fears and stepping out into the promises of God. But you can do it!
If you find your self feeling unstable as you climb, know that you are planted on solid ground in Christ. Know that no matter how messy it may look to start with, Gods promises are sure. If you get caught on something or hung up somewhere, break loose at any cost and move towards your promise! If you stumble, don’t worry about who’s watching, let the Lord hold your hand, and keep moving! If you fall, let Jesus pick you up, and start right where you left off!
It’s not enough to confront your fears. It’s not enough to watch those walls crumble. It’s not enough to see your promised land for the first time after the walls fall. You have to climb over the rubble, and plant yourself right smack in the middle of all that God has for you.
Let’s not miss it. We’ve got one shot in this life. Let’s make it count! Let’s get all God has for us! Let’s climb over the rubble! ❤️
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