Travelling Unchartered, Unconventional Unfamiliar Territory With God!

Psalms 25 10; All the paths of the Lord are lovingkindness and goodness to those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.

The “unknown” can sometimes be fearful and perhaps, dreadful for many. Human nature likes to be in a position of control. We need to know all the facts and details, so we can make a sound decision and perhaps control the outcome of the situation. However, when we begin our journey with God, we will not have all the facts and details at the on-set of our unique journey. When we say “yes” to God, we are blindly and confidently trusting that His path and way is perfect.

Walking with God is trusting and believing His Word. We must know and believe that our God is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent. He knows everything, He’s been and is everywhere, and He’s all powerful! God knows everything there is too know, because all knowledge originates from Him. Therefore when He says “go”, He knows exactly where He is taking you, what hindrances you will face, what skills you will need and what level of resilience you will need. And this is all because He has been in your “tomorrow”!

Wow, I do not know about you, but this gives me peace and confidence to walk with God on this journey of the unknown. I may not know all the details up front, but I do know that His Word assures me that all His ways are perfect and all things work together for the good to them that love God , to them who are the called according to His purpose. If you love God and you know that He calling you or telling you to “Go”, rest assure that He has already taken care of everything, He will provide everything that you need for the journey! Allow that to take the fear out of the “unknown” for you life.

Romans 8:28: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

If your heart posture with the Lord, is obedience, faith and righteousness, you can doubtless stand on this scripture and get ready to boldly travel unchartered, unpaved roads with the omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent God!

Joshua and Caleb are two biblical heroes that trusted in the power of God to follow Him into an unfamiliar land, which is later identified as the Promised Land, the land flowing with milk and honey. God had already promised this land to their forefather Abraham, therefore, in spite of what they saw in the natural, they didn’t lose focus that the Land was already given to them by God! It didn’t matter if the inhabitants appear to be stronger and mightier than the Israelites. They realized and knew the greatness of Jehovah God, they knew they served a God that is mighty in battle, they remembered how He delivered them out of Egypt, how He parted the Red Sea! What past victories can you recall, that will keep your focus on the Greatness of Almighty God?

Out of the 12 spies that went to scope out the unfamiliar, unconventional land, they were the only 2 that returned with a positive report, a more than a conqueror report. This is because they were looking through the lens of the Great I AM! Jesus tells us that He came to give us life and to give us life more abundantly (john 10:10). Who’s report are you going to believe, are you going to believe, what you can relate to with your natural senses or are you going to believe what Jesus said?

Isaiah 53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

The story of the spies are found in the book of Numbers, chapter 13. Their instructions from Moses was to go in good courage and bring back the good fruit from the land. They acknowledged that the land flow with milk and honey and had good fruit, but they feared the inhabitants of the land. They perceived them to be stronger and they perceived themselves to be as grasshoppers in their (the inhabitants) sight. This negative report from the 10 spies caused a rebellion in the Israel camp and because of their fear and unbelief only two (Joshua and Caleb) from this generation journeyed into the unfamiliar, unpaved land with God. And remember, this generation consisted of over 2+million Israelites, that didn’t enter what was already promised to them by God!

The Israelites didn’t trust God, they didn’t believe victory was possible, therefore, they forfeited their inheritance. They didn’t believe that God was able to perform and deliver what he had promised. Many of us today have forfeited or on the verge of forfeiting our inheritance, because we are looking at our own strength, resources, abilities or listening to others and not depending on the great power of God. We must move from being self- reliant to God-reliant.

To allow God to take you to unchartered, unpaved territory, you have to be like Caleb and Joshua, disregard yourself and look totally to the Grandeur of God! You will need to be intimate with Yahweh, you will need to know His character and that comes only from intimacy .You will have to unwaveringly stand on His Word. Many times the unfamiliar road will have giants, roadblocks and challenges beyond your comprehension. Just because God promised you the Land doesn’t mean that it will be clear of obstacles you may have to fight (in the spirit) to take what is rightfully yours; but we must remember, it is not by our strength or our finite power, but by His Spirit!

Don’t let the perceived giants cause you to forfeit your inheritance and not possess the land that God has already given you. Look at your road blocks, challenges through the eyes of Jesus and see them as grasshoppers!

Don’t be afraid to travel the unfamiliar, unconventional and unpaved road that God wants to walk with you!!

Prayer:

Lord, I stand against the spirit of fear, I will not allow it to operate, hinder, stop or block me from walking through and to unchartered, unfamiliar and unpaved territory with Christ. In Jesus name.. Amen!

God bless you in your awesome, fierce journey with Christ!

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