Many of us believe in a breakthrough in many areas of our lives. There is a phrase from Star Trek that says, “To boldly go where no man has gone before.” The life of faith operates this way. Faith is putting our hope and trust in God at every step. Hebrews 11:1 says faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. It is walking into the unknown that releases the blessing.
To understand the spiritual, we must understand the natural. Most people with addictions had to get around an unfamiliar place to be free from that addiction. The same applies to our spiritual walk. To receive, we must renew our minds to the word of God and surround ourselves in an environment to receive. It is something we did before. There are examples of people in the Bible that have done this to receive the blessing God had for them.
Abraham, our father of faith, had to go to an unfamiliar place to receive the blessing. Genesis 12:1-3 NIV says: The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people, and your father’s household to the land I will show you.2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse, and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
Joshua had to do this leading the Israelites to cross the Jordan river. Joshua 3:2-5: 2 After three days, the officers went throughout the camp, 3 giving orders to the people: “When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, and the Levitical priests carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it. 4 Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before. But keep about two thousand cubits between you and the ark; do not go near it.” 5 Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.”
Who is ready to receive the blessing? Who is willing to go to an unfamiliar place to receive what God has? The unfamiliar place could be emotional or physical. Most importantly, seek guidance from God, and surround yourself with successful godly people to help guide you. You must also be willing and obedient to God.
There is a powerful song by Mary Mary titled “Go Get it.” I suggest anyone listen to it to motivate you to go get your blessing. I like the verse that says:
It’s alright to crawl before you walk
It’s alright to walk before you run
But if you wanna get what you never got gotta do something that you did Go get it, go get it, go get your blessing
Go get it, go get it, go get it
It’s time yo, It’s time yo, It’s time your time.
In an unfamiliar place, the blessing awaits!
Prayer: God, I thank you for a relationship with you. I walk by faith, not by sight or how I feel to receive the blessing. I repent for doing things my way. God, I do not know which way to go. This is new territory for me. I acknowledge you every step of the way because I know the steps of a righteous person are ordered by the Lord. You will never leave me or forsake me. I declare I am willing and obedient, and I eat the good of the land. God, your mercies are new every morning, and I need them every day. God, you always cause me to triumph in you. I give you thanks in Jesus’ name!