Going in circles!

September 15, 2020 / Comments (0)

Each one of us experiences moments in life where it seems as if our lives are just going in circles. It’s like we are not making any progress and we are just going round in one place. When we are tempted to check out on our progress, we get surprised that nothing much has changed. When we seek out the opinion of others, they are quick to point out to us that we are just going in circles. The scriptures often make it clear that God has a habit of causing his people to walk in circles. You can imagine Israelites going around Jericho at God’s explicit command. Not for a day but for a week! They did not know what to expect and am sure they were not seeing any remarkable changes or results. You can imagine children asking their parents each evening , ” dad, what were we doing today?” The frustrated father would just answer, “going in circles”. There was no progress at all as they circled. No wonder God commanded them to keep quite as the natural thing they would have done is to complain. Worse still they enemies would look at them every day and make fun of them because their circumstances never seemed to change. When they were about to give up, and wanted to get some rest, God commanded them to circle 7 times! What? This is a joke now. Yes, they were to do it seven times that day. Nothing appeared to happen but God knew what he was doing. Are you feeling frustrated going in circles? Are you finding yourself in the same place and nothing is changing? The city walls are about to fall! Don’t give up. God commands our starts and stops! So long as the cloud and the pillar of fire have not moved, stay where you are! Soon you will hear a voice telling you,- “break camp and advance forward!”
“The Lord our God said to us at Horeb, “You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Break camp and advance into the hill country of the Amorites; ..”Deuteronomy‬ ‭1:6-7‬a NIV‬

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