‘”It so happened that after Pharaoh released the people, God didn’t lead them by the road through the land of the Philistines, which was the shortest route, for God thought, “If the people encounter war, they’ll change their minds and go back to Egypt.”‘
Isn’t it amazing how God doesn’t just think of a short cut, but also a safe course…
He was absolutely right when He thought that the people might return to Egypt if faced with war. Why, you may ask? For they hadn’t built any capacity for war, all they knew to do was work…not war.
It’s the same reason why the federal government of Nigeria wouldn’t send civilians like you and I to Sambisa forest. Doing so without rigorous and adequate training at the military academy, would only result in predictable casualties. You know, besides the fact that my knowledge of medications can’t harm a rat, this young man can’t even shoot a gun…
As the loving and wise Father, God did what was best for His Children though in their foolishness they would later complain and murmur about the safe path he choose.
Friends, God isn’t just interested in your success or prosperity. He is also concerned about your safety and legacy. Hence, though there be a shortcut through the journey of life He would rather lead you through a long route for your own safety and good. In the process, He builds a warrior out the worker in you…for there would be battles to fight on your path to the promise land which neither your university certificate nor transferable skills can help you win.
Trust me, it’s safer to go through the long route with God by your side than walking alone through the short cut.
God loves you and He is constantly thinking about you.
Have a blast this new week and expect a ridiculous miracle.