Devotion – FORGING FORWARD

“And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward” – Exodus 14:15 
How to keep moving forward
It is unfortunate that many youths do not see the need or have the zeal to move forward in life. Rather, they find a comfort zone at the bottom of the ladder of life. 
A story was told of a young man from a very rich home, who completed primary school but chose to waste away his life with vagabond lifestyle, despite his parents’ wish to sponsor him up to university level. 
All his mates, including those who were not as bright as he was, made it in their academic pursuits. He ended up an outcast, and by the time he came back to his senses and returned to persuade his parents to send him to school, alcohol had damaged his brain.
It is not God’s desire that you remain static in your plans but that you make steady progress. God does not expect you to remain the same way over the years without moving forward. 
Strive to go up higher everyday of your life spiritually, academically and in all your life endeavours. All you need to do is “stir up the gift of God, which is in thee” (2 Timothy 1:6). 
Challenge: When you fail to move forward, you become obsolete. 
Prayer: O my Lord, enable me to move forward in life. 
Further Reading: Luke 2:52; 2 Timothy 1:6.
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