Strong and Courageous
Joshua 1:7-“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. (NIV)
Many people think that prosperity and success come from having power, important personal contacts, and a relentless desire to get ahead. That is all through the lens of the world, but God taught Joshua differently. (1) Be strong and courageous because what you face will not be easy. (2) Obey God and His law. (3) Constantly read and study God’s Word. If we want to be successful, we should follow God’s words to Joshua. Don’t give up because the world doesn’t see you for how you want to be seen. God see’s you and knows your greatest potential. He has called us all to be strong and courageous. Life happens, and that is not easy, but our hope and our strength is in Christ alone. He will make you successful wherever you go, but how do you define success? You may not succeed by the world’s standards, but you will be successful in God’s eyes. His opinion is most important. Change the lens that you are looking through because the world will always disappoint you and magnify your faults and failures, but looking to Christ brings victory and real success. Don’t give up, ask God to give you the wisdom today to see success as He see’s it. You are strong, and you are courageous, you don’t have to turn left or right, God wants to make you successful on His path.