Lately, I've been reading Joshua chapter 1 over and over. It talks about the time after Moses died when Joshua was installed as the leader of God's people. God instructs Joshua three times to be strong and very courageous.
- Verse 6 - Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.
- Verse 7 - Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.
- Verse 9 - Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
The fact that God repeated this command three times so close together tells us that Joshua was about to face some extremely overwhelming circumstances. The fact of the matter is that he was about to lead a massive group of people into their promised land.
They weren't going to be able to just mosey on into the promised land, they had to slay some giants on the way!
That's the way it is when you move into your promise. There's always work to be done. You don't just stroll on in; you have to fight bravely. You have to know who God is in your life and act from that deep knowing.
Take the Scriptures and prophetic words God has given you seriously and meditate on them so that they strengthen you for the fight ahead. You might want to set a daily reminder of them on your phone.
It's easy to feel overwhelmed when problems and challenges seem to be piling up in front of you, but remember that God has a solution for every problem you face.