“You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north.” (Deuteronomy 2:3)
Will the second half of 2018 be any different than first half? Will you “press on” in your faith this year or will you continue to wallow in self-pity or live in the “Land of What If” or the “Land of If Only”? Will you focus on what lies ahead or will you continue to focus on your past?
Listen to this wonderful challenge from Ruth Graham. “Either we can be victimized and become victims, or we can be victimized and rise above it. Often it is easier to play the victim than take off our masks and ask for help. We get comfortable with our victim status. It becomes our identity and is hard to give up. The Israelites often played the victim card, and I love what God finally tells them, ‘You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north’ (Deuteronomy 2:3). Turn north! It’s time to move on! Self-pity, fear, pride, and negativity paralyze us. Taking off our masks takes courage, but if we don’t do it, we will remain in our victim status and end up stunted.”
What about you?
Do you keep talking and talking and talking about something you just can’t get over?
Are you living in the past because you just can’t “let it go”?
Do you keep wallowing in self-pity wondering what “could have been”?
Have you discussed it over and over with different people but you’ve never taken action?
Have you worried and worried about it but you’ve never done anything?
Are you still living in misery because it’s something you can’t forgive or forget?
Have you circled and circled and circled this issue all your life?
The time has come!!!
You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north!!!
The Daily Encourager