By: Pastor Ed Young
Posted: June 19, 2017
From Series: MVP
Joshua 1:1-3, “After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites. I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.”
We have an innate desire to leave a mark on the world by stepping into God’s calling for our lives. Yet, when the opportunity arises, we often back-peddle and begin to doubt our ability. And fully realizing the implications, we’ll likely question whether or not we really want to step out of our own comfort zone. But, there is another perspective to consider—God’s. Regardless of how we feel, He wants us to step into the gap.
When God called on Joshua to lead the nation of Israel, he was surely shaking in his sandals. However, God encouraged him with His presence, and said, “Get ready, I’ll guide your steps”. God did not give Joshua a command and expect him to accomplish it on his own—and He doesn’t expect that of us either. When God calls us to do something, we must trust that He’s been preparing us for what He has prepared for us. He will lead us and direct our steps. Like Joshua, our job is to avail ourselves to God and be ready to step into the gap of our calling.
Read more about Joshua’s challenges and discoveries in chapters 1-7.
Father God, open my eyes to Your calling and give me the courage and confidence to step forward in faith. Thank You for preparing me for the unique calling You have on my life.
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