Everyone has a promised land deep in their heart and it was put there by God. This is the place where you find your passion, your purpose, where you feel alive, and you have a deep connection to God.
Recently we sent out surveys to a variety of women asking them this very question. Their answers were very enlightening, and many women had similar answers.
Some women considered their promised land a slower paced life. They wanted to have more time with their spouse and children and more time with God. Working moms wanted a promised land where they didn’t feel guilty about splitting their time with work and family.
Others wanted a more organized life and a sense of peace that comes from order.
Then there were those women who wanted their ideal job, freedom from financial debt, lose their baby weight, more confidence and contentment in their life, and discover God’s purpose for their life.
So, we want to hear… what is YOUR promised land? Post a reply below and tell us! If you don’t know, maybe it’s time you spent some alone time with God, hang out with the Holy Spirit in your imagination and tune in to what you want your life to be!
When the children of Israel were enslaved by Pharaoh, they looked to God to free them. God had promised the Israelites they would live in the Promised Land. A land overflowing with milk and honey where they would be free to worship God and pursue the life they chose.
They believed that promise. They didn’t know HOW it would happen, but they trusted that God would MAKE it happen! Then God called Moses and revealed to him HIS life purpose.
Moses was to lead God’s people out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. At first Moses was scared, doubtful, and tried to use every excuse to avoid God’s calling. “I am a terrible speaker! Why would Pharaoh listen to me?” But God promised him he would give Moses the faith, the words, and the power to accomplish his purpose.
As you recall from Sunday school and Bible studies, the journey was NOT easy! It was 40 years of fear, wandering, pestilence, hunger, and exhaustion.
When my husband and I moved to Michigan about 20 years ago, we had to rent a “shoebox” of a furnished house for two years while our house was being built. Two years of not sleeping in my own bed, no room to entertain, and no access to my supplies for my creative outlet. I was going crazy and once a week I had an urge to strangle my husband. I cannot imagine living that way for 40 years. Thank goodness I didn’t have to deal with pestilence and hunger!
So back to Moses and the Israelites. Through all their doubting, complaining, cursing, kicking and screaming, God remained faithful to his people and he delivered them! He kept his promise to Moses and the children of Israel. They became a great nation living in their Promised Land!
Have you connected to God and let him lead you to your Promised Land? Can you relate to Moses’ reaction? Are you fearful of what might be required of you to make it to your own Promised Land? Maybe since you can’t “see” solutions, you think your Promised Land isn’t a possibility for your life. Maybe you doubt that God has the solutions to guide you?
The bible is filled with stories of God fulfilling every promise he makes. Those promises were NOT just for God’s people of ancient times! Those promises are for YOU, for Me and we are called to whole-heartedly believe in those promises in our lives today!
But knowledge is not enough. God is waiting for YOU to trust him. He’s looking at you saying, “What are you going to do with my promises?” So channel your own “inner Moses” and boldly step out in your faith today, and ACT on God’s promises so he can shower you with his blessings!
We leave you with this promise from St. Paul in Ephesians 3:12 (The Message):
When we trust in him, we’re free to say whatever needs to be said, bold to go wherever we need to go.