Sunday, July 29, 2012

Joyce Meyer: Conquering the Wilderness Mentality

The Israelites wandered around in the wilderness for forty years to make what was actually an eleven-day journey. Why?

Once, as I pondered this situation, the Lord said to me, "The Israelites couldn't move on  because they had a wilderness mentality." The Israelites had no positive vision for their lives, no dream. They needed to let go of that mentality & trust God.

We really shouldn't view the Israelites with astonishment because most of us do the same things they did. We keep going around the same mountains instead of making progress, & it takes us years to experience victory over something that could have been dealt with quickly.

We need a new mindset. We need to start believing  that God's Word is true. Matthew 19:26 tells us that with God all things are possible. All He needs is our faith in Him. He needs for us to believe, & He will do the rest.

The Lord is saying the same thing to you & me today that He said to the children of Israel: "you have dwelt long enough on this mountain." It's time for us to move on!


  1. Great post. All we need is a mustard seed of faith. A mustard seed is so small you can barely see it. We have to stand on the word and believe it no matter what things look like. Sometimes that's not easy.


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