Joshua 3:2-3 NKJV
So it was, after three days, that the officers went through the camp; and they commanded the people, saying, “When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, and the priests, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it.
Happy New Year!
A new season is here, and it can be both exciting and sometimes scary, but the truth we hold on to is that God has gone before us and he has good plans for our lives.
Before the children of Israel went in to conquer and take over the land of promise, they had to cross the Jordan River and interestingly, God tells them to cross at the time the river is flooded. The Jordan River was an obstacle that was in their way and if they were to enter in, then they had to conquer it.
The same applies to us today, there is that thing that represents the Jordan, that thing that is standing in the way of what God has promised you. How then do we conquer and enter into this new season that God has for you?
Focus is key, where is your faith and attention? God tells the children of Israel to place their attention on the Ark of the covenant. The Ark represented the presence of God. It was that physical reminder that God was present with them. God was telling them that if they were to cross the Jordan into the promised Land then they must learn to focus on Him and not the flooded Jordan ahead of them.
We fail to attain the promises of God because we allow the enemy to take our focus from God, and we place it on the obstacles in our way. This leads us to worry and soon enough we allow doubt, fear, and faithlessness to take root in our hearts.
The new year is here with the promise of a new season, but the enemy is also at work, and he will look for ways to try to discourage us so that we do not attain that which God has prepared for us. Choose to focus on God and his word. Let the word of God guide you in all you do in 2023 and enjoy that which God has prepared for you.
Enter into your new season.
What are some of the things you are looking forward to in2023?
What are some possible obstacles you must overcome and cross in this new season?
What must you do in this new season so as not to lose focus of God and his word?