When the people of Israel were at Kadesh Barnea, they had a 10 day journey before they would occupy the Promised Land.
They failed to trust God. The sin of unbelief kept the people from experiencing all that God had for them.
A 10 day trip turned into 40 years of wandering around in the wilderness. Please note that their wandering was a result of their own disobedience and lack of faith. God had already promised them the land.It was called them promise land!
When you read the book of Numbers, it is about the journey of the people to nowhere.
It is one complaint, grumbling and bad attitude after another. A better title for Numbers would be the book of murmuring.
From the time they left Egypt, all they did was complain. They complained and criticized everything. They were never satisfied.
They were people who only cared about themselves. It was all about them and they had no problem telling you about it.
Lack of faith and selfishness are two things that will certainly derail your relationship with God and other people. These things will also hinder you from experiencing all that God has for you.
What are you missing out on because of your lack of faith and selfishness?
Will you accomplish all that God has for you or will you wander around in the wilderness for 40 years?