Thursday is to Aspire

It’s easy to cave when the world has given you too much, It’s easy to say, “oh well, I tried, I failed, I’m done with this,” When you come home from a long day’s work, yet, you STILL have so much to get done… it’s easy to give up, but what does God say?

Daily Word:

Joshua chapter 1:1-9

Joshua Installed as Leader 

1 After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: 
2 “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. 
3 I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. 
4 Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates—all the Hittite country—to the Mediterranean Sea in the west. 
5 No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. 
6 Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them. 
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. 
8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 
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.” 

Reflection:

I absolutely am in awe of our Lord! Isn’t He so good? When we feel like we just can’t because of life, he says, “WAIT, BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS!” courageous what does that truly mean? For me it means to stand strong and KNOW who has my back. It means taking a stand when others won’t. It means not giving up because it’s simply easier to give up.  Courage means that I do the right thing even though every SINGLE BONE IN ME wants to do what Feels good to do in that moment. Courage means that I lead not only myself, but my family and EVERY single person I come in contact with. We ALL lead, whether we believe it or not. YOU ARE A LEADER! God calls each of us to lead people to inherit the land. I truly believe that God is talking about inheriting the kingdom, not just land. If we are to inherit the kingdom we need to lead with EVERY action and EVERY word.  He promises that no one will stand against us as long as we are strong. Will you be a courageous leader or will you buckle and flake out? What does it mean to you to be courageous and strong?

Natural Solutions

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