Posted by Joel Tiemeyer on Jun 30, 2019

Boxes – Start Climbing #4

Scripture: Joshua 14:12 “Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the LORD spoke in that day;”

My Mountain:

Joshua 14:6-12 (NKJV)

6 Then the children of Judah came to Joshua in Gilgal. And Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him: “You know the word which the LORD said to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh Barnea. 7 I wasforty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land, and I brought back word to him as it wasin my heart. 8 Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wholly followed the LORD my God. 9 So Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the LORD my God.’ 10 And now, behold, the LORD has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the LORD spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old. 11 As yet I am asstrong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength wasthen, so now ismy strength for war, both for going out and for coming in. 12 Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the LORD spoke in that day;

 

There are two mountains that are in front of you.

One mountain is built out of the dreams that you have given up on.

One mountain is the dream of God and from God that He has placed in front of you.

           

Mountain #1

Quote: Les Brown

“The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry our their dream.”

Mountain #1: It is the saddest place.

You usually don't see celebrations at the Graveyard but tears, grief and pain. Mountain #1is a graveyard full of boxes built out of dead hopes, dead dreams, dead desires, dead ambitions, and dead intentions because of the Box you never got out of.

Now we are trapped by feelings of regret and remorse. Many people get buried in the box the never got out of.

At most funerals there are more tears of regret than missing the person who passed.  

Feelings:

Through every experience or “something occurring” that results in lie-based core beliefs there will always be feeling and emotions that occur.

Many people try to repress feelings, when our feelings actually run concurrent with what we really believe.

When we, as believers, have feelings of fear, anxiety, hurt, or pains that run contrary to the Word of God it means there is a lie-based core belief somewhere.

Feelings can be trusted to connect us to what we really believe but if we repress or deny these feelings we keep ourselves in bondage to the Box with these lie-based core beliefs deep within.

When you get to the Graveyard and are paralyzed by feelings of prior experience “You have an issue to be set free from.”            

Mountain #1: It is the scariest place.

Most horror movies usually have something to do with a graveyard. The scariest place is the place where we come face-to-face with our shortcomings, fears and failures.

Failure is not an option:

Actually, we need to rephrase this and say, “The fear of failure is not an option!!!”

God did not give us a spirit of fear but a Spirit of power… II Timothy 1:7

Failure can be a teacher, but fear is reaper. It will rob you of the best o life.

Franklin Roosevelt said, “For we have nothing to fear but fear itself.”                    

Many believers never give themselves a chance to fail because fear never lets them try. 

Mountain #2: From the Moment — To a Lifetime

God’s Dream - 85 Years in the in the Box.

Joshua 14:7 “I wasforty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land, and I brought back word to him as it wasin my heart. 8 Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wholly followed the LORD my God. 9 So Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the LORD my God.’ 10 And now, behold, the LORD has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the LORD spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old.”

 

Mountain #2: The Mountain of Now

11 As yet I am asstrong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength wasthen, so now ismy strength for war, both for going out and for coming in. 12 Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the LORD spoke in that day;

You have to get past you to get His dream. (God, give me a dream from you.)

Your age, Your Education, Your Inabilities and your Abilities, Your Frustrations, Feelings, Fears and Your Future.

Mountain #2 Starts Now! Are you strong enough, tough enough, determined enough to survive outside the Box of familiarity?

 

Mountain #2 It is the richest place.

If you can trust Jesus with the boxes of your sadness, grief and pain… if you can trust Him with all the things associated with Mountain #1 that are keeping you in the box.

If you can trust Jesus with the box of your shortcoming, fears and failures…only then can the saddest and scariest place on earth transform into the richest place for you.

Only then can God bring to pass His dream that he has set before you, Mountain #2

I said, “You have to get past you to get His dream.” But How? Only Jesus

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