PIONEERS, SETTLERS, AND MUSEUM KEEPERS
By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. (Hebrews 11:24-25)
“The spirit of faith will make you leave your comfort zone.” – Mark Hankins
There are three kinds of people: pioneers, settlers, and museum keepers.
- Museum keepers are content to dust off the memories of previous generations and talk about the exploits of the past. They live off of the experiences of others and never see God’s power operate in their own lives.
- Settlers travel for a while, but become weary of the journey and stop too soon. They get comfortable and never press on to the possibilities ahead. Some of the tribes of Israel settled too soon and never crossed the Jordan with Joshua.
- Pioneers are those who venture into unknown or unclaimed territory. They are the ones who open up new areas; they prepare the way!
We should qualify as pioneers because the spirit of faith never stops pressing on! With God all things are possible! (Matthew 19:26)
Confession: The spirit of faith is a pioneer spirit. The spirit of faith in me will push out from the shore and launch into the deep at God’s Word. (Luke 5:4-5)