In January 2015, God said to me, “It’s time to move to the placed I have called you.” I heard His voice, but I wanted clarity. I wanted signs, wonders, angels, and a burning bush experience. It wasn’t that I didn’t hear His voice, it was that fear had overtaken me. I was in a comfortable place, making good money, and I didn’t want anything to interrupt my flow. Honestly, staying where I was was more comfortable than stepping into the place where God was taking me. I wasn’t ready to risk it all. I stayed in prayer, and I continued to ask God to show me a sign, even when the signs were present. I stayed on my face, because I thought my posture of prayer would change God’s mind about my purpose.
The Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to get moving.” Exodus 14:15
The Israelites were leaving Egypt. God had hardened Pharaoh’s heart again, and he commanded the Egyptians to overtake the Israelites. The Israelites cried out to Moses, and asked him why he brought them in the wilderness to die. They thought that it would be better to die in their comfortable place than to die where God was taking them. Because the people were crying out, Moses started going to God in prayer. God said, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to get moving.” Instead of taking action, Moses thought the answer was prayer. God had already told them what He was going to do. He didn’t need to speak to God again. All the Israelites had to do was move!
That’s how we are. God will instruct us to go to a place and then life happens. The enemy comes, bills start piling up, our friends leave us, we feel lonely, we lose faith, and then we take our eyes off of the cross. Instead of believing that God has gone before you, you start complaining and crying about your situation. You start praying for God to answer your prayer that has already been answered. Just because trials and tribulations come, doesn’t mean God isn’t present. When He called you to that place, He already knew what was going to happen to you. You don’t have time to cry, complain, or keep calling out to Him about the same issue. It’s time for you to move!
We are the move of God.
God couldn’t perform his miracle until the Israelites started to move. Their movement caused God to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians.
God is not going to perform that miracle in your life until you move.
How many times are you going to pray the same prayer before you start moving? He already answered you. You are just too scared to make the move. God sent signs, wonders, and miracles your way, but instead of taking action, you want to stay in a posture of prayer. Yes, prayer is important, but so is action. Faith without works (movement) is dead.
Finally, the word says, “When the people of Israel saw the mighty power that the Lord had unleashed against the Egyptians, they were filled with awe before him. They put their faith in the Lord and in his servant Moses.” Don’t be afraid of your next move. When you move, you will cause others to see the mighty power of God, and they will put their faith in Him. The time is now. Get up and get moving!