When You’ve Never Been Here Before… Follow The Lord

Are you doing something you’ve never done before? Is the Lord prompting you to accept a position that would be new for you? Or, are you about to move and you are concerned about the future? You are about to have to learn something new on the job?
In Joshua 3:4, Joshua is about to lead Israel into Canaan. God is giving Joshua instructions. The Lord told Joshua, “When you see the Levitical priests carrying the ark of the covenant of the Lord, move out from your positions and follow them.” Now, why was it so important to follow the Levitical priests? It was because they were carrying the Ark of the Covenant which represented God’s presence among Israel. Then, the Lord say, “Since you have never traveled this way before, they will guide you.”
Think about the last line… “since you have never traveled this way before… they will guide you.” Israel was going somewhere they had never gone. They had never done this before so the Lord told them to follow the ark.
Maybe you are doing something you’ve never done before? Have you recently moved and you are having to make new friends, learn a new town, etc? Have you taken a new job and you are having to learn some new things. Maybe you are facing a challenge and you aren’t quite sure what to do? You’ve never been this way before.
If you are dealing with fear or anxiety… trust the Lord… He is going before you. If you are in the Lord’s will, the Lord will guide you. Yes, it may be a little awkward for a few weeks or maybe even months. You are in a new place.. you are being asked to do some new things but, you will learn it. If the Lord has you there, the Lord will teach you there.
There is an old saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks…” Well, the Lord can. Follow the Lord… you are going somewhere you’ve never been before.

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