Deuteronomy 1:8 Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the Lord swore unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.
When the Lord calls us, He calls us with the purpose of taking us to the promise land. But it doesn’t just stop at that, it’s also a call to walk with Him, to follow on in Faith and total Trust and dependent on Him.
When God calls, so many things are involved, which so many people miss. Some people do not even have the right hearing mechanism to hear the call at all. Some hear, but do not believe. Some believe, but refuse to leave Egypt. Some left Egypt, but refuse to follow the path of the wilderness (they prefer short cuts). While some followed the wilderness but didn’t make it through the wilderness. They couldn’t endure the dealings, they lost Faith, and perished. They neither saw the promise land nor entered. Some yielded themselves to the seductions of strange nations, strange ways,
strange gods, hence they lost the path.
At the end, only few made it through and fulfill the true purpose for the call. Only few could possess the land. Our christian journey as believers is like the journey of the children of Israel. It starts with a call, a call to be be a part of God’s ultimate eternal purpose, and it involves stages of dealings & processes. Every step by step, stages by stages our obedience matters, our patience goes a long way, our Faith, our Love for God, longsuffering, and ability to stand the tests of time! Whether or not we end up possessing the Land depends on whether or not we pass the tests of the call.
So Let’s not take our lives likely, let’s not loose Faith in times of adversity. Let us strive to enter the promise land.
The Lord has sworn the land unto us, and he is Faithful to lead us through, If we’ve come this far, then His abundance grace is still available unto us until we have fully possessed our inheritance in Him.
God bless you as you through your day with this thought.