Be Strong and Courageous: Understanding Purpose

Joshua 1:2‭-‬3 NKJV
““Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses.”
The question of purpose is one of the most important questions that we must continually answer in our journey. Purpose gives meaning and momentum to vision. The bible says that where there is no vision the people perish. Vision demands courage and discipline.
Joshua has a purpose, one that God made very clear to him. His purpose was to lead the people into the land that God had promised them and he was to ensure that they settle there. That was his WHY.
Why are you doing what you are doing? When you and I are not able to answer the why question then it becomes easy to get discouraged and give up when challenges come. We are quick to give up and jump onto something else.
Think about Jesus. He understood why he came and despite being betrayed and hung on a cross, he endured to the end because he understood his WHY. He had the power to get down from that cross but he did not because he knew his purpose and mission.
When we understand our WHY, when we know that God is our strength to fulfill the mission ahead, when we have his word in us that ignites faith, then, no matter the magnitude of discouragement and setback the enemy may hit us with, we will stay on course to fulfill the mission because we are assured in the word of the Lord. If he declared it, if he sent us to accomplish it, then it with get done, it will come to pass.
Do you have an answer to the why question, is your mission clear?
If your why is not clear, go back to God and ask him to reveal it to you. Remember he says, he knows the plans he has for you.