“See, I have given you this land. Go in and take possession of the land the Lord swore he would give to your fathers—to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—and to their descendants after them.” Deuteronomy 1:8 NIV
God keeps His promises.
It may take longer than you expect and look vastly different than you imagine but nonetheless, God keeps His promises.
God said, “See, I have given you this land.” Past Tense. Already Yours. Deed signed over.
This is your land. He gave it to the children of Isreal but He didn’t clear it of giants and opposition. He didn’t flatten the mountains or clear the forests.
Talk about a fixer-upper.
God didn’t remove the obstacles but He empowered His children to overcome them.
Sometimes we want the Lord to lead us to the promised land like we want to be chosen for “Dream Home” TV Show. We want God to come in, get a vision, tell us to take a vacation for a week and then come back and move into a brand new life.
We want Him to do all the work and give us the keys.
Jesus will lead you to your promised land. He will show it to you and give you a glimpse of what it could be.
He will tell you the truth- that it’s already yours, he paid for it on the cross.
But you are going to have to do the work, fight the battles and clear the land.
He will walk with you, renovate with you, fight with you, clear the land with you.
Jesus will empower you to do what you need to do when you need to do it.
Don’t hold back.
God keeps his promises.