The Israelites sure did. After all, they spent forty years wandering the desert. Victories were scarce. Progress was slow. They were free from Pharaoh but not free from fear. Saved but stuck.
Sounds a lot like midlife misery. Caught in a rut. Stalled out. Running on empty. Are you mired in the same?
You can name the day you became a Christian and escaped Egypt. But you can’t remember the last time you defeated a temptation or experienced an answered prayer. You’re fighting the same battles you fought the day you came to Christ. You’re out of Egypt, but Egypt’s not out of you.
Isn’t the Christian life supposed to be better than this?
Jesus offers abundant joy. Yet you live with oppressive grief. The epistles speak of grace. You shoulder guilt. You are more than a conqueror yet are commonly conquered by temptation or weaknesses.
But there’s good news. With God’s help you can close the gap between the person you are and the person you want to be. Like Joshua and the Israelites, you can move from a wilderness existence into a promised inheritance.
This is God’s vision for your life. You, at full throttle. You, as you were intended. You, as victor over the Jerichos and giants. You, minus the stumbles, hurts, and hate.
You and your Promised Land life.
My opinion: As with all of Max Lucado's previous works this one was very engaging, easy to read and very thought provoking. This books deals with issues that have long been on my heart and mind, how so often we as Christian's are so downtrodden and living a mere shadow of what we should be. I love how this book addresses those issues and so much more. I love how he talks about the abundant life that we as Christians are supposed to have. This book certainly left me a lot to think about after I read it which is a good sign! I highly recommend this book for those who are longing to live life with more purpose, it will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.