“So they answered Joshua, saying, ‘All that you command us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. Just as we heeded Moses in all things, so we will heed you. Only the LORD your God be with you, as He was with Moses. Whoever rebels against your command and does not heed your words, in all that you command him, shall be put to death. Only be strong and of good courage.'” Joshua 1:16 (NKJV)
What fears are keeping us from entering into God’s promises for us?
What areas of disobedience impede our progress towards what God has purposed for our lives?
What faith is required in order for us to walk into what God has ordained?
We make choices every day that determine whether or not we will ”take possession of the land” which God has given us.
Each of us must first put our foot into the water in order to cross our “Jordan River.” The rapid water and the rocks can not be allowed to deter us.
No one can do this for us. We will never make it to the other side unless we do.
Joshua had a choice to make: faith, courage, and obedience OR fear, cowardice, and disobedience.
Joshua chose faith, courage, and obedience. As a result, God went before him, making a way where there did not appear to be a way. Joshua submitted to God’s Word and took possession of the land which God had promised a generation before. Were there battles? Absolutely, but God’s mighty hand brought victory for each one until Joshua, Caleb, and the Israelites took possession of the land.
When God makes us a promise, we have a part to play, just as Joshua did. Our faith, obedience, and courage will be required to take possession of it.
What would happen if we took God at His Word?
What would happen if when God spoke to us, we said: “Yes, Sir!”
Would God go before us and bring victory to each of the battles we face?
Would we too enter into that which God has planned for us?
Would God’s ultimate purposes then be accomplished in the earth?
Just as it was for Joshua, I believe that choice is also ours.
God’s Hand will fulfill what His Word has ordained.