There are watchers and there are movers. Which one are you?
A watcher can take on many forms. They observe, they read and think about what might happen. A watcher may be afraid to move forward- believing they are just being cautious. They watch what God does around them- but are not ready to believe He will move them forward. A watcher sees it all- sometimes silently. They secretly pray that one day…
There is a time to pray, but there is also a time to move.
Exodus 14:15 (NIV)
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.
Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt. They got to the Red Sea and all seemed lost. Pharaoh’s men were soon going to catch up to them. The people were terrified. Moses tried to reassure them, reminding them that they could trust God. Not even Moses knew what was about to happen.
Then God spoke. Move!
They had to move to see the deliverance of the Lord!
If they had just watched, what would have happened? The Egyptian army would have overtaken them and returned them to captivity. It would have been worse than before.
Are you a watcher of the faith? Are you seeing what God is doing in His children, but not sure what to think?
Are you a watcher in recovery? You see how lives are being changed because God is their strength. We are stronger together.
All it takes to move is one step. You can reach out to one person. You can go to a support group meeting. You can speak instead of being silent.
The Israelites moved and crossed the Red Sea on dry ground. They walked and saw the deliverance of the Lord. Check it out in Exodus 14! This same power is available for us, but sometimes we have to move.
Is this blog getting under your skin? I know that some may be uncomfortable. Fear is a powerful thing. It can cause offense, break relationships and change our thoughts. If this you, let me know! God is telling us to move- but we don’t have to do it alone! We are stronger together!
Connect. Move. Get back what you have lost.
This is recovery.