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GOING IN CIRCLES

Joshua 6:3-4 “‘’3 You shall march around the city, all the men of war circling the city once. You shall do so for six days. 4 Also seven priests shall carry seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark; then on the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.’”

 MAKES NO SENSE

 Have you ever felt like you were just going in circles with your life?  You don’t seem to be getting anywhere.  You cry out, “Will someone please stop this merry-go-round?”  But have you ever stopped to think that you have been placed in this vicious circle you are in for a purpose?

I bet the people of Israel thought Joshua had lost his mind.  “Here we go. The new kid has no clue what he is doing.”  Walking in circles around a walled city didn’t sound like much of a battle plan. Doing that for seven days and blowing trumpets and shouting didn’t exactly give them a military advantage. But God had a plan – His plan.

TEACHING MOMENT

 Your little Johnny may not understand some of the things he will have to do in life that will fulfill God’s plan for him.  Going to school for 13 years just to get a high school diploma may not sound like a great plan.  He may feel he is just going in circles.  But there is a bigger picture.  Each step he takes is part of the journey.

That’s your job!  You have to reassure him there’s a plan.  He can’t see it yet, but he is being prepared for a greater purpose.  Who knows what God may choose to for him.  The important thing is to be obedient to do whatever the Lord tells him, trusting that He knows best.

 Are you questioning your journey?  Are you marching in circles?  Ask the Lord to show you what He has in store for you.  He might just give you a glimpse.  You can rest assured that whatever He has for you is good and perfect.

Thank You, Lord, for giving me my marching orders.  I may not always understand them, but I trust You.  May I encourage others to do the same.

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