Summary: This is a wake up call that you need to progress in your life.Its high time you have been stagnant and unproductive for the Kingdom of God!
“The LORD our God said to us at Horeb, "You have stayed long enough at this mountain. 7 Break camp and advance into the hill country of the Amorites; go to all the neighboring peoples in the Arabah, in the mountains, in the western foothills, in the Negev and along the coast, to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, as far as the great river, the Euphrates. 8 See, I have given you this land. Go in and take possession of the land that the LORD swore he would give to your fathers—to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—and to their descendants after them." ” Deuteronomy 1:6-8
A stagnant river breeds death, rusty, mosquitoes and all kinds of diseases. An unmoving vehicle is destroyed by rust. Oversleeping person develops bedsores. Have you ever thought what an unchanging, unmoving, undervaluing life breeds or develops into? You have stayed long enough in that situation of yours, dream of yours, condition of yours, organization of yours, position of yours. See and take possession of great things ahead.
In each and every country there are immigration laws and so forth. If you come in my country Zimbabwe you will agree with the immigration offices the number of days you will stay here. If you exceed your days that will be called staying long enough. There will be no negotiations, no I am sorry but the laws of immigration-deportation will apply. So many Africans have been deported in Europe, America, Australia, within Africa etc because of staying long enough. It’s a pity that human beings are good at coming up and observing such laws yet fails to do the same in their own lives. Your life is your territory and your country. There things, habits, situations, success and knowledge that have stayed long enough in your life. I wonder what you are waiting for to depot them. It was good for you to be a doctor twenty years ago but if today you are still the same doctor then you have stayed long enough in that situation you need to be a professor by now. It is good that you bought that vehicle five years ago but you have stayed long enough in that gallant thing. Don’t say it’s my choice, it’s a problem soon there will be spares for it. We are now in June, we are in the middle of the year. If you continue living the same way you have been doing since January then let me tell by December you will have accomplished what you got since January to date, if not less. You better break your camp and advance!
People have built their own camps, Declared that I am here to stay for good. Its time you break that camp and advance. It’s only in marriage you have to stay for good. The word advance is usually and mostly used in military. Whenever the commander shouts advance that means a lot to solder. It means attack new targets; start to move, if moving move actively and seriously. The scripture above talks about the places of the Amorites, Arabah etc. These were thorns in the flesh of the Israelites. There were enemies and unwanted people before God. There are certain things in your life today which are stumbling blocks to your success, previous accomplishment which is blinding you not to see more, troubles and problems which needs to be attacked but you are enjoying the status quo. Some only think of eating good food, exercising and avoiding harmful foods when the doctor advises them. It’s a fatal camp you are in if you are like that. How long have you been doing what you are doing? How long have been like what you are today? You have been doing the same things, walking the same route, saying the same things and you are surprised why you are not changing. How can you change if you haven’t advanced? Break that same old pattern, that same old thinking, that camp and advance. Some have been giving the same amount of money to God, needy, orphans, praying for the same way, singing the same way, living the same old life and get disappointed why God is not changing or hearing them like we always say. You have stayed long enough like that my friend you need to advance. You need double your activity and productivity. You need to multiply seven fold your effort to take possession of your victory.