Longer But Safer

It so happened that after Pharoah released the people, God didn’t lead them by the road through the land of the philistines, which was the shortest route, for God thought, “If the people encounter war, they’ll change their minds and go back to Egypt.” -Exodus 13:17

Good morning people

It’s been a while. So much going on around here and it will unfold bit by bit soon. I just thought to drop by this morning to encourage someone.

As I was studying this morning I saw a scripture I probably have seen many times before but that just came alive to me just now.

God had just wrought a big victory for the Israelites. He just ended over 400 years of slavery and restored their wasted years loaded them with benefits and the wealth of the Egyptians. Victory at last!!!! They were all so excited. There was singing and dancing and rejoicing.

I totally assumed that the hardest part was over. I mean if it was easy to get them out it should be easier to get them into the promised land right? WRONG!!!

God knew that because the victory landed into their laps that they would be unprepared for greater battles ahead. So he took them the longer route to avoid war.

Sweetie does it seem like it’s taking too long? The longer route is the safer route. God knows there’s war in the path of the short cut. Can you handle war right now?

No!!! Let me ask you again. Can you really handle it?

We really need to learn to trust God. He knows what your heart can handle. The kind of war on this short cut is not the kind you need. God knows your ability and your capability.

I’ve learned to trust that God knows what he’s doing…. That’s why He’s God anyway.

So what do we do?

So live your life in total surrender to His lordship

Knowing this:

honestly I believe He has earned it

Don’t let anything bother you. The way I see it, One of three things MUST happen

So if it’s taking too long in your opinion, remember this: it may be the longer route but it’s also the safer route. 

God bless you darlings.

23 thoughts on “Longer But Safer

  1. Reads like it came from such a deep place of LOVE in your heart.
    Literally felt the words assume life and embrace me in a hug (of which i feel hug’deprived lol)

    I’m totally with you ma. Truly He has EARNED it…

    Love you mama


  2. God bless u ma, I was on my way to church but just decided to stop and read this. It has really lifted my spirit, I will wait on God, I will keep trusting him, I will never give up until my change comes.

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  3. Wow. Thank you for sharing mama.
    I need to be prepared for certain levels.. #deep
    God is always on time regardless of how long we have to wait.

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  4. This is just the answer to my thought and mind struggle last nite. Thank you mama of life. The short cut is right in front of me and the other is unknown. I have made up my mind strongly and willingly to follow the God way foolishly. Iam encouraged through this message. Thanks once again mum.👌🏼🙌🏿🙌🏿

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  5. Longer but safer, longer but surer, longer but better, longer but victorious ….. like David never lost a battle……. a word for the season…. #MyTurn #Myvictory #longbutsure

    I loveeee….


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