On God's Mission - The Path, the Warnings & the Blessings

When we are led by God to start a new work, here are some assurances and guides that we must follow. Distraction, losing focus, deviation from original goals are dangers to watch out for. There are blessings despite the challenges throughout and an eventual home.

Bible Reference: Exodus 23:20-33

Here is the mindmap of the passage:

1. The Right Path to Take:

  • God goes before you. God sent His angels to prepare the way for you.
  • Listen Carefully.
  • Obey His instructions.
  • Success is assured. Lose not hope when we encounter challenges and obstacles.
  • Incremental Changes. Changes happening one step at a time enables us to learn. Trust God in His timing. He is never too late nor too slow. We need to be patience. The slow progress is actually for our benefits.
  • Your Promised Home. We shall accomplish the work that the Lord has given to us.
2. The Danger to Watch out for:

  • Lose Not Your Focus on God. It is easy to be distracted.
  • Be Faithful to God. Forget not the original mission. There are difficulties to cause us to lose hope. There are complexities to confuse us. There are temptations, seemingly good things, to attract us away from God.
  • Be Faithful to God Only. Trust God no matter what. 
  • Keep going with the original mission. Methods may change but the objective remains. We need to adapt to the situations we face. But keep the objectives and follow the righteous Words of God.
3. The Blessings Accompanying Us all the Way:
  • God will be an enemy to our enemies.
  • God will bless our bread and our water,
  • God will take sickness away from among us.
  • None shall miscarry or be barren in our land;
  • God will fulfill the number of our days.
  • God will send terror before us and confuse our enemy and make them run away.
  • God will send hornets before us, which shall drive out the enemies. 
Be encouraged in your work for the Lord.
  • Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
  • Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Lim Liat (c) 10 May 2017

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