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On The Mountain Too Long

Sometimes we can overstay our time on the mountain. Those mountaintop experiences are not for long stays because the work and the need is in the valley. Mountaintop experiences prove God’s willingness to provide us with the necessary strength to move into the valley where God’s people are. It is preparation for the work He has for us to do. Sometimes we miss the assignment that God has given us because we are preoccupied with the mountain view. Just know that God does not want us to stay on the mountain too long; He has work for us to do. In Deuteronomy 1:6, we find these words:

“When we were at Mount Sinai, the LORD our God said to us, ‘You have stayed at this mountain long enough.’”

In verses six through eight, God commands Moses and the Israelites to leave the Sacred Mountain and to proceed to the Promised Land, the hill country of the Amorites and all of the places surrounding the hills and valleys. It was time for them to move. Not only do we see God’s command, but we also see that He delivered on His promise. It is my fervent prayer that we will all view our mountaintop experiences as opportunities to prepare to do God’s work. We must be willing to go wherever He assigns and to do whatever He wills. Ultimately, we must know that where God guides, He will provide. We can’t stay on the mountain too long, we must come down and do the work that God has for us.