The Lord's Charge to Joshua
This is my command - be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9)
Be strong & courageous.
We live in a society where we are obsessed with comfort. Sometimes knowing where you are, what to do and how to do it well is actually the greatest enemy you can have. We are called to live in the unknown. Places, goals, attainments that can not happen in our own natural ability. God orders us to courageously pursue His will for our lives.
There will come a time where you must rely on your own understanding instead of others. God has no limits on His blessings. He will do exceedingly and abundantly. The only issue in life is, "Are you willing to step out in faith when the situation is unknown?" You can knock on some doors but some times you must kick some doors down. You must build up courage to take on what is in front of you.
You will begin to see a glimpse of the promise land when giants stand before you. God fights with us through our battles. When the Lord is fighting with us, we do not have to have concerns or doubts. Sometimes we do lose strength but that is when our faith comes into play. When God sees you can not take anymore of the battle, that is when He steps in and handles the battle for you.
Move forward because God made a promise not to you but about you. God will bless your seed and the seed will be a blessing to the earth. One thing God can not do is not turn back on His word. He made a promise to a generation before us and we are the beneficiary of that promise.
You can get a car, house, and a vacation without God but this is not the definition of success. To assess success, it takes intimate knowledge about a thing. You must learn why that thing is made and what God's purpose for that thing is. Without God's book (the bible) you are just guessing about your purpose in life. The point is to do and not to know. You can know the bible but that does not mean you are doing it. You can not possibly do if you do not know. We have to spend time learning what we need to know that we can know what we need to do.
How do I move forward to God's best?