Monday, August 8, 2011

Going in Circles

“Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have all the people give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the people will go up, every man straight in.” Joshua 6:2-5

Have you ever felt like you’re wasting your time?

You’re doing what God told you to do but you don’t seem to be getting anywhere or making progress? You’re just going around in circles. Covering the same ground. Doing the same old thing.

Do your daily tasks seem meaningless and ineffective in the grand scale of things? You see others doing “great” things. Winning great battles and receiving accolades and you’re just marching around in circles.

I’m sure the children of Israel must have felt like that while they were walking around the walls of Jericho. And that is how we may feel sometimes in our life. Perhaps God has you in a season where you just seem to be going in circles.

God, what kind of strategy is this? Shouldn’t I be scaling this wall? Maybe I should be spending this time building some type of contraption to tear down this wall. God, this just doesn’t make any sense. I know what you said, but I’ve wasted my time. I’ve missed my opportunity. This is impossible. You can’t take a city by marching around blowing trumpets.

With man, it is impossible. But with God all things are possible.

God is with you, even when you feel like you’re going in circles. By following his directions you are showing your obedience and your trust in His word. Like the children of Israel who carried the Ark of the Covenant, you have God’s word with you and also His presence. He has promised you that He will be with you wherever you go.

It might not come the way you thought it would, but the victory will be yours.

Keep doing what God told you to do, even if sometimes it feels like you’re going in circles.

Shout for joy. The walls are collapsing. Shout for joy. Those strongholds in your life are coming down. Shout for joy. Those things God has for you are within your reach. Shout for joy. The enemy is defeated. Shout for joy. Even in the seemingly mundane, unnoticed, unheralded tasks of life, God is with you.

3 comments:

Lossie Brown said...

Profound word my sistah!!! We are oftentimes dismayed at delayed progress and because of that delay, we can so easily fall by the wayside of life. Thank you for those encouraging words!!!

David said...

God is faithful & his promises are yea! In this everyday hustle called life, you sometimes begin to lose focus on what's really import, God's Word! I do feel like a routine has set in, but we must be consistent & keep the faith! Thank you Monica!

David said...

God is faithful & his promises are yea! In this everyday hustle called life, you sometimes begin to lose focus on what's really import, God's Word! I do feel like a routine has set in, but we must be consistent & keep the faith! Thank you Monica!

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