Quit Stalling, Get Moving, and Do the Impossible!

“Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward. As as for you, lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it….'” Exodus 14:15-16

Sometimes we use stall tactics because we are scared to get moving. With the Red Sea splashing the front of him, the dust of Pharaoh’s approaching army behind him, and the frightened cries of almost a million people all around him, Moses stalled by praying in that riveting moment. God responded by telling him to quit crying, get the people moving, and to divide the sea (Exodus 14:15-16).  It sounds a bit harsh, but  when you consider God had already provided a promise to be with him, a staff pregnant with power, and an impressive ten-plague  display of His ability to deliver, what else was God to say? Maybe you need the same push.

Quit stalling– Prayer has its place, but it never substitutes obedience once God tells you what to do. Fear is no excuse, go scared. Complaining may be a different shade of stalling but is just as unproductive. God’s heart is tender to your expressions of discomfort, but He desires to walk with you, holding your quivering hand while you move toward obedience.

Get moving– Maybe you don’t have people you need to get moving, but you do have a direction in which you need to move. If you don’t know which direction, pick one and God will guide you from there. Your spiritual ears develop clearer hearing from God when you are active!

Do the impossible– This is the most frightening and thrilling part. God has a habit of calling us to do impossible things. Jesus told the disciples to feed more than 5,000 people when they only had five loaves and two fish (Mark 6:37). Remember when He commanded them  to throw their net on the right side of the boat when they’d caught nothing after fishing all night (John 21:3,6)? Each time you get a call to do the impossible, God is inviting you to be a part of what He wants to do through you. Don’t miss it because you looked too long at your own weak and low power inventory. Don’t dawdle in your prayer closet and let the opportunity bypass you.

God is out to be glorified through your life and the more you recognize His part in the story, the more excited you will become. Often, our part is to take the next step. God caused the wind to blow all night to divide the Red Sea, but it only started with the small movement of Moses’s arm as he stretched out his staff (Exodus 14:21).

What simple act is God calling you to perform?  Do it, and see what God will do in response. Quit stalling, My Friend. The impossible awaits your signal of obedience.

Published by georgiapointer

Welcome to Encouragement Outpost! My name is Dr. Georgia Pointer, a Christian writer who loves encouraging people in their relationship with Christ. I am a survivor of childhood rape and molestation, bullying, and emotional abuse. Negative thought patterns plagued me for many years until I learned to allow Christ and His Word to encourage and transform those thoughts. This background provides me with a passion to offer the same encouragement to anyone, not just abuse survivors, with the light of biblical truth that shines against the darkness of negativity, lies of the enemy, and daily struggles in living for Christ. I am a seminary graduate with a Masters in Christian Education. I also recently received my doctorate in Christian Counseling with a specialty in Family and Substance Abuse counseling. I served on staff for six years as a counselor at Moriah House of the Memphis Union Mission. I love the Word of God! I love studying it, teaching it, and speaking in public about it any chance I get. This blog, which I post about once a week, is my venue to share insights I glean. So, I invite you to subscribe to receive my weekly posts in your email and to share these posts with anyone you think might be encouraged by them.

3 thoughts on “Quit Stalling, Get Moving, and Do the Impossible!

  1. This is right on time. Great confirmation to the fact that I moved when God prompted me to. When my mind would wonder how and what, God would always order my steps. I stepped out on faith and kept pressing through. I finally packed up my entire aparrment and moved from Memphis, Tn to Wichita, Ks to be with my precious sweet mother. It was a lot but God took the stress and pressure off. I am so glad I stepped out and made that move. I have been blessed since I moved here. I even got a job the first week I got here. To God be the glory.

  2. What simple act is God calling me to perform??
    Your blog inspires me, creates some soul searching and I thank God for this.. 🙂 Today, I will share your message with the Moriah House ladies for our morning devotional and encourage them to answer that very same question before any of them leave on their weekend pass..

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