While scrolling my Facebook timeline, I came across the following scripture. Joshua 1:9 reads, “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest.” God was speaking to Joshua, Moses’ successor, commanding him to take the land He’d already promised. Joshua believed that they could possess the land in Moses’ day, but was outnumbered. So now here God is encouraging Joshua to be strong, bold, and of good courage, and in doing so success will surely follow.
What is God calling you to do? What dream, vision, and goal has He placed inside of you, but you have been too afraid to “take it”. You care more about what others think, say, or do? Whatever He has placed inside of you, do it. I realize my time here is not all about me, if it’s about me at all. In everything I do, God is supposed to get the glory. In my relationships, in my career, my conversations etc, people are supposed to see someone greater than myself.
God knew me before I was born, and positioned me here for such a time as this. So, now what am I going to do with it? Squander away more precious time, ruin potentially great relationships, remain in friendships that add no value, put my dreams on hold because I don’t think anyone cares about what I have to say, and the list could go on and on. So ask yourself….What message has He placed in you that needs to be shared with someone else? What skill has He given you that could be beneficial to someone else? Don’t shy away from it! Be bold! Be courageous! Don’t let what others think hinder you from your blessings, opportunities, or fulfilling your dreams. We all have them, and God is so big and so powerful that He is capable of fulfilling His promises in ALL of His children’s lives.