Move Forward

Daily Devotional

Exodus 14:15 And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:

Your circumstances will tell you that you cannot make it, but it is your responsibility to always find a way to move forward. After the Children of Israel left Egypt, it was not too long thereafter that they found themselves in a situation where the Red Sea was before them and Pharaoh and his army behind them. As a result, fear gripped the people. Whenever fear and the thinking that “I cannot make it” comes in the fray, your most likely response will be to stop moving; that was what happened to the people of Israel.  Given that context, God then told Moses to tell the people to go forward in Exodus 14:15. The only way to get from where you are is to keep moving forward. If you don’t, you will remain stuck right where you are.

There are two lessons that we can learn from the Children of Israel about moving forward. The first is that you do not need to worry about how things are going to work out when God tells you to move forward.  Take note that after God told the people to move forward, the situation never changed immediately. However, the cloud of the spirit moved from before the people and positioned Himself behind them. God wanted them to know that He had their backs. 

The second lesson that can be learnt is that you do not need to see the way out before you start moving ahead. The Red Sea was not parted until after the Children of Israel started to move forward. They did not make the mistake that so many of us make, of waiting until we see the way before we start moving ahead. It is as you move forward that God will make a way where there is no way.

Life Application: Honor the instruction of the Lord to move ahead by making a list of 5 to 10 things you could do to take even small steps forward. As you start to take action on these, God will make a way.

Prayer: Lord, help me to walk in faith and keep moving forward even when I don’t see a way out. Help me to trust you wholeheartedly. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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