Back in the day growing up in Buru Buru estate, we would have kids from the neighboring Jericho estate come over to harass us and steal our footballs and even bikes. Sometimes you would have this tiny kid walk up to a group of older kids and this tiny fellow would harass them and take off with their ball. At times he would be so bold as to insult and push them around. Looking at the situation you would wonder where this tiny kid is getting the boldness and courage to push around other kids twice his size. Little did you know that the tinny fellow was not alone, right around the corner he had a whole crowd of older boys on his side waiting to pounce on you if you messed up with the little fellow.
Thinking of that situation reminded me of what God told Joshua.
Joshua 1:9 (AMP)
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
The Lord your God is with you wherever you go! Wow, knowing this should make us bold whatever the situation. Looking at some of the stories in the Old Testament we find people who knew that God was with them and they faced their situations with courage and boldness. Moses, David, Daniel, Esther Shadrach and his friends, all these were people who knew God was with them.
Looking at what we have been learning this week, first that God loves you unconditionally, then that He predestined your existence and that you are not a mistake but part of his grand plan that should give you such confidence and courage. We came to the understanding that all things work together for good to them that love God and are called according to his purpose and yesterday we came to the understanding that the Holy Spirit our helper is always with us, forever. This ought to make us bold and courageous, knowing that we have a backup that can never fail and that we are not alone. Being on Gods side means that any time the enemy tries to mess up with us then God himself will deal with him.
Though the journey may be rough at times and we will face challenges and discouragements, always remember that you are not alone so be bold and courageous and like Joshua go on to conquer.
I will be bold and courageous no matter what situations come my way because the Lord my God is always with me. He makes a table for me in the presence of my enemies. I will not be dismayed or terrified. I have the victory