To fear the Lord causes us to align with His authority. We stay on track because we fear (reverence) Him and discipline our lives according to His love, doing the right thing, preferring biblical truth, and choosing what is just according to His character. In this case fear is a good thing! Hold that thought.
The opposite is seen in Israel’s forty years of wandering. To wander is to pass familiar scenery, again and again, and again. Israel let slip vital connection to the One whose leading is everything. Their path through a small area geographically became a difficult long journey. The Israelites were always close, but still far from their promise.
Like Israel, your answer is right in front of you and it just may have been there all along. Now you’re back where you started. This time align with Him, not with what others say. He is at work in your life to will and do of His good pleasure. Don’t try to fix God’s image or adjust His power lines. Instead, prefer His Spirit-promptings and prophetically declare:
Today I stop going in circles. I say to mountains that stand in my way, move! I renew my mind with the Word. My mind is washed by the water of God’s Word. No destructive force will succeed against me. I align with the standard raised over me – only blessing, never curse. I bind and stop deceptive thoughts. The night season cannot torment for I cover my life with the blood of the Jesus and release victory into my mind and thinking. In Jesus’ Name I take the day – evening, then morning . . . I take it!
Amen – so be it!