Detours Flat Tires and Unplanned Stops


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Detours, Flat Tires, and Unplanned Stops
 
Deuteronomy 8:1-18
 
God uses obstacles, difficulties, and slow progress to shape us, just like he did with the Israelites on their 40-year journey. God is as concerned with who we are becoming and the journey itself as he is with the destination. What will we learn and how will we be changed by the journey itself?
 
“One of the main lessons we learn during this stage of the spiritual journey is that God is not in any particular hurry to get us to the Promised Land. He is much more concerned about the transforming work he is doing in us to prepare us for greater responsibilities of freedom living.” Ruth Haley Barton. Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry.
 
What are the obstacles, difficulties, and slow progress I’ve faced or am facing now on my journey? How have I responded to them? What might God be teaching me or in what ways might he be shaping me?