Break Camp and Move Forward

In HIS Presence

Break Camp and Move Forward

Read: Deuteronomy 1:6-8

Meditation verse:

“When we were at Mount Sinai, the Lord our God said to us, ‘you have stayed at this mountain long enough. It is time to break camp and move on (Duet 1:7, NLT).


A camp is a temporary structure typically used by soldiers, refugees or travelling people. It is meant for a specific purpose and for a period of time. As the children of Israel wandered through the wilderness on their way to the promised land, they lingered on Mount Horeb and God had to urge them on.

As you journey through life, you may find yourself in certain situations that require you to accept conditions of living that you ordinarily should not. That is your camp; it may be a place, situation, a position or a job. It is only intended as a temporary abode. The problem is that you become so comfortable and remain in a place that was intended for a specific purpose and period.

You know there is something bigger and better ahead, but you allow fear, self-doubt, counsel from men or the unwillingness to step out of your comfort zone to keep you from God’s best. You allow your distractions instead of your faith to define your journey. Sometimes, your ‘promised land’ may not be a clearly defined path, but you need to trust God’s leading when He says to you ‘it is time to move forward’

It is the first day of a new month and God is saying to you that you have stayed in that place long enough, you need to break camp and move forward. In order to advance this month, Which camp do you need to break from?

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