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Numbers 14:42-43

Numbers 14:42–43 (ESV): 42 Do not go up, for the Lord is not among you, lest you be struck down before your enemies. 43 For there the Amalekites and the Canaanites are facing you, and you shall fall by the sword. Because you have turned back from following the Lord, the Lord will not be with you.”

Going up without God is a plan destined to fail. If the Lord isn't with you, then you shouldn't go. Stop trying to drive the direction of your life and surrender to the will of the Father. It's a better plan.

After Moses revealed to those twenty and older that they would not enter the Promised Land because of their unbelief, they suddenly had faith and decided to believe in God’s plan. However, it was too late. Moses told them God would not be with them battle if they went to battle. Sure enough, they were routed by the Amalekites and Canaanites. They were still walking in disobedience to God and their defeat was their consequence. When would they learn?

Are you fighting against the Lord’s plan for your life? We get to this place because of unbelief! Once you know you are outside of God’s will, why would you continue to walk in disobedience? True repentance requires a change in direction. Stop trying to control the plan by going up without God. If He isn't going, you shouldn't either. Surrender your will to His, and you will never have to worry about going up without Him.

Father, forgive us for pushing our agenda in sinful ways. We want to surrender to You and Your ways. Take the reigns of our lives and direct our steps to Your will we pray in Jesus' name, amen.

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