Joshua 1:2-3 (AMP)
2 “Moses My servant is dead; now therefore [a]arise [to take his place], cross over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land which I am giving to them, to the [b]sons of Israel. 3 I have given you every place on which the sole of your foot treads, just as I promised to Moses.
Moses was a great man of God. He was an individual that God used to manifest his power unlike what any human being at the time had seen or experienced. Moses was the man who had received the stone tablets with the 10 commandments written by God Himself. He is the same man who met with God on the mountain and when he came back he had to place a veil on his face because of Gods glory shinning on his face. But even with all that, he did not finish what God has instructed him to do, which was to lead the children of Israel into the land of promise.
How was Joshua supposed to take over from him? These are such huge shoes to fill.
It takes courage to answer the call of God over your life because what God calls us to do is usually way beyond what we can accomplish in our own strength. Joshua must go on to fulfill what Moses did not finish. When you fail to walk in obedience then God will raise up someone else to fill up your position because the mission must be fulfilled.
Several times, God tells Joshua to be Bold and Courageous because the mission is not for the faint hearted. God requires us to walk in faith and obedience and Joshua demonstrated that. Some of the war strategies like walking round the walls of Jericho make no sense but Joshua obeyed to the letter and he walked in victory.
Are you walking courageously in obedience to Gods mission over your life or are you hiding behind prayer?
1 Samuel 15:22 (AMP)
22 Samuel said, “Has the LORD as great a delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices As in obedience to the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed [is better] than the fat of rams.
Sometimes we hide under the guise of prayer and “waiting on God” because truth be told, we do not have the courage to do the mission, we would rather look spiritual praying and fasting than doing the mission. We become afraid and we are not sure that God will be with us through the mission. Our limitations become so highlighted in our life we lose sight of God and His power.
Every believer has a mission; do you have courage to take on the mission? Remember
Ephesians 2:10 AMP
10 For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].