In the key areas of life, how free are you?
Many of us have been delivered but we’re not free. We are out of bondage but our mentality is still in bondage.
Two ways in which God works: Breakthrough/Miracle and Strategy/Process
At times we require breakthrough after which we must live out the strategic principles of God, daily.
In your daily life, what is your point of reference? Do you always refer to how things used do be? A slavery mentality always makes the past it’s reference.
The people of Israel were delivered from slavery but their thinking was still bound.
“And the people of Israel also began to complain. “Oh, for some meat!” they exclaimed. 5 “We remember the fish we used to eat for free in Egypt. And we had all the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic we wanted. 6 But now our appetites are gone. All we ever see is this manna!”
Their destination was the promised land but a journey through the wilderness was PROCESS they had to go through. In your key areas of life you will only realise true freedom once you have been delivered from slavery, made your way through the wilderness and entered your promised land.
Note however, your promised land can only be realised if you learn how to be responsible. God only gives you what you can manage. Many think of the promised land as an easy life. In the wilderness there was supernatural provision but in the promised land you need to WORK and submit to the STRATEGY of growth and development. Your deliverance is a miracle, your freedom is your responsibility.
Canaan, the promised land is a place of cultivation. You only eat if you have invested. What are you invested in?
A New Testament Example:
Jesus said, “Take nothing for your journey,” he instructed them. “Don’t take a walking stick, a traveler’s bag, food, money, or even a change of clothes.”
“But now,” he said, “take your money and a traveler’s bag. And if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one!
God will help you realise what you have been called to if you take responsibility for what you have, where you are and who he has entrusted you to. True freedom unleashes God’s provision through your natural gifts, talents and resources.
Where are you? In slavery? In the wilderness? In the promised land?