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The Road Less Traveled By
May 13, 2015, 8:24 AM

Do you want to see God do amazing works, demonstrating His power in your life?
Do you want God to develop a mighty faith in you that will not waiver even when those around you waiver in their faith?
Then ask God to help you to take the road less traveled.

When God was dividing up the promised land of Canaan among the Israelites in the Old Testament, many of the people were asking for lush valleys and grassy plains. Caleb however, who had spied out the land 45 years earlier and had believed God’s promises, asked God for the road less traveled. He asked God for a mountain!

“Now then, give me this hill country about which the LORD spoke on that day, for you heard on that day that Anakim were there, with great fortified cities; perhaps the LORD will be with me, and I will drive them out as the LORD has spoken” Joshua 14:12

Caleb knew the difficulty of what he was asking. He knew the Anakim were a giant like people who had fortified great cities with mighty walls in the mountains. But Caleb believed God’s word by faith. He believed because God had promised, but also because He had seen God keep his promises in times of difficulty in the past 85 years of his life. 

Many people today want a life of ease and comfort. Many Christians today just want to go with the flow and not rattle any cages. They are satisfied with the status quo. They don’t want difficult challenges nor up-hill battles with the giant issues of this life. Some are satisfied with where they are at and others just don’t believe they can push the limits they have set for themselves.

But God never calls Christians to a life of ease or status quo. God calls us to grow, mature, increase in our faith and be examples and testimonies to others. He calls us to reach beyond our own limits because He is limitless. He calls us to reach outside of our own walls to demonstrate His love and power to people that need to see Him and know Him!

The road less traveled is where we learn to grow and are grown. It is where we see the amazing power of God made real in our lives. It is where we find the strongholds needing destroyed in our own lives. It is where we find the power of God to drive out the sin and hidden attitudes of rebellion against God. It is where we find the giants that need to be defeated! The road less traveled is where we find the breathtaking panoramas of nature, God’s creation unfolded and God sustaining us on difficult tasks. It is where we blaze the trails that God has sent us to blaze so that we can be the examples and testimonies to others that we are called to be. It is where we learn to trust God in greater ways. And where our faith is grown and established.

It is how we become the light set on a hill for all to see.


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