Exodus 6:6-8 (NIV)
6 “Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. 7 I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. 8 And I will bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord.’”
If you read the book of Exodus in the Bible, you will read about how the Israelites had been in slavery for many years. They found themselves in the land of “barely enough.” They were just enduring, surviving, and barely making it through.
One day God brought them out of slavery through the leadership of Moses and took the Israelites into the desert. The Israelites now found themselves in the land of “just enough.” Their needs were supplied by God, but nothing extra. You can read in Exodus how God provided manna for them to each day, but that was all. They did not have any meat to eat. Exodus also says that their clothes did not wear out for the entire 40 years they were in the desert. The Israelites were probably grateful that God was taking care of their basic needs, but who really wants to wear the same clothes for 40 years?
After 40 long years, God eventually brought the Israelites into the Promised Land. This was the land of “more than enough.” The food and supplies were plentiful. The bundles of grapes were so large that two grown men had to carry them. It is referred to in the Bible as the “land flowing with milk and honey.” When it says “flowing” it means that it did not stop coming. There were unending amounts of food and supplies available to them. It never ran out.
That is where God is taking all of us who believe in Him.
Maybe you might find yourself in the land of “barely enough” or “just enough” right now. You don’t know how you’re going to make it through next week. Don’t worry. God hasn’t forgotten about you. He’s leading you to a new land. Just keep following his leading and move forward knowing that God has great abundance waiting for you. Just remember that God loves you and He never forgets about one of His children. Just be patient and take comfort in knowing that better days are yet to come.