“Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead all these people to possess all the land that I swore to their ancestors I would give them.” Joshua 1:6 (NLT)
Who lied to you and told you that you were not strong, smart, or wealthy enough to accomplish the dream, the goal, or the vision that is in your heart? It wasn’t God, because He is the one that embedded it in your heart! Sometimes “life happens,” and we experience tragedies, set-backs, hurt, and disappointments that eat away at our faith, leaving us afraid to try anything else. Yet, in the midst of our struggle to move forward, we continue to feel the tug of God at our heart to go out and to conquer and to possess everything that He promised that He would give to us.
God is not like man. He does not hold our mistakes against us. As a matter fact, He will use the “craziness” of our lives as an opportunity to make His name great. God is not asking us to be perfect, but He is requiring us to stop holding ourselves in bondage because of our past. He wants us to be courageous in Him and move forward.
It’s time for us to stop making excuses and “Just Do It.” You are not weak. You are strong in the Lord. You are not a coward, but you are a courageous warrior in Jesus name.
It’s time to move. Just do it.
Thanks Pastor Anthony W. Gilyard for the pep talk on courage last week!! Much love to you always!!