We can begin to settle for places that aren’t God’s best. God hadn’t called Tara to go to the promised land. He’d called Abraham to go, but Tara came to this place. Remember, Tara died at 205 years old, so this journey could have been a little tough for Tara and he gets to this place and something happened. The name of this place, Heron means actually Mountaineer or parched Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.
Here’s what I believe happened. I believe Tara came to this place and he began to dry up and die. His son’s passing became a mountain in his life that he could not get past. He named this place. He ran after his son because he was saying, I can’t go any further. The pain of losing his son had become too much and he didn’t want to go any further Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.
He said, just begin to dwell there and that’s the problem. Our hopes can dry up around mountainous circumstances in our lives. Do you have any hopes or dreams that have died in disappointment? We all have our herons that we have to deal with in our lives. Our issues, our disappointments are things that have gone wrong. Things that have happened in her life, maybe happened to us, happen through us.
And, and if we’re not careful, that harangue can end up being the place that we stop. Because notice what it says they, they begin to dwell in Iran. So the days of terror were 205 years and Terah died in Harambe. He died there. And then chapter 12 verse four says, so Abraham departed as the Lord spoke to him, had spoken to him and lot went with him. Abraham
didn’t depart until his dad died, until that thing happened that was holding him back. And I believe there’s places that we are dwelling that we should have departed. Horan was on the route. They had to go through there, but it wasn’t where they were supposed to stay. It wasn’t where they were supposed to live. They settled there. They were dwelling in a place they were supposed to depart. They and Abraham was not able to depart there until his dad, the thing that was holding him back, the thing that he would not leave the thing that he would not hold, uh, put back in the back of his life.
He would not put it there. So now that very thing became what was holding him back. And so sometimes in our life the things we will walk away from caused us to stop short of where God wants us to go. Are we dwelling places where God told us to depart? There could be a lot of issues. Let me give you a couple Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.
Sometimes we get stuck in offenses. Sometimes we get stuck in tragedy. Amy’s story is so powerful. We all have a Harambe. They’re all different levels. I don’t know what your horizon is. I don’t know what you’ve been through. It could be a small thing. It could be a major thing. It could be a life changing thing. It could be something that somebody said to you. It could be something that a spouse did to you. It could be a divorce. It could be. I don’t know what it is, but we all have these harangues that God said. You’re going to have to walk through that. Harambe. I don’t want you to dwell there. I want you to stay there. I’ve called you to depart from it. The Bible says, yea, though I walk through the Valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.
God does a promises. We won’t have a Harambe. He just says, I don’t want you to dwell there. I want you to depart and here’s what I felt like God said. So once you tell them, no matter what their harassed is, it’s time to depart. It’s time to depart. It’s time to move on. It’s time to leave that in the past, it’s time to, sometimes we can’t even depart from our hurricanes of what we’ve done ourselves. Like we’re the worst to forgive ourselves where the worst critic for ourselves, like I don’t deserve it, so I can’t do it Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.
God said, Hey, it’s time to move forward. It’s time to be healed. It’s time to let that go. What they said, what they did. So his invitation to you and me today is will you depart from your Heron? Would do you depart from your place of disappointment? Will you deplore from what said about your, what you’ve done or what someone else did to you? There’s a promise thing that God wants you to go to, but we’ve got to leave some things behind. So here’s how asks the Lord how you have wanted to do it. He said, well Mt. Carmel Illinois Church.
I just want you to offer an opportunity for anyone who’s stuck. You’re stuck somewhere you don’t want to be and you don’t know how to get out. Maybe it’s a mental stuff. Maybe it’s an emotional thing. Maybe it’s something that happened in your past, something tragic, something minor, something major, I don’t know. But it’s something that happened that has come to define your existence. No one’s making smaller. What happens? No one’s saying it’s insignificant. God is just saying, I have called you to walk through that. I will give you the strength to walk through that. I didn’t ask you to dwell there. I asked you to depart from there. So from our harangues today, it’s time to depart. It’s time to leave the divorce in the rear view mirror is time to move forward is time to leave. What happened to you? It’s, I believe that tragedy.