Read | Joshua 1:1-9
Whenever our goals align with the Lord‘s, we can count on His help in achieving them. This truth is vividly confirmed in the story of Joshua. Since God gave him the huge responsibility of leading the Israelites into the Promised Land, He also provided everything Joshua would need for success. He will do the same for us every time we believe Him and step up to fulfill the goals He’s set for us.
His Promises: God assured Joshua that He would give him the land and that no one would be able to stand against him. In the same way, the Lord will enable you to achieve whatever He’s called you to do, and neither man nor the Devil will be able to thwart His purposes when you stand firm in faith.
His Power: Be strong and courageous, because you will encounter obstacles that challenge your obedience. Such boldness isn’t something we muster within ourselves. It’s developed through reliance upon the Lord. Courage comes when our faith isstronger than our fear.
His Word: Joshua’s success depended upon his obedience to God’s Word. The same is true for us. If the Scriptures aren’t shaping our thoughts, words, and actions, we will just naturally go our own way and miss the path God has planned for us.
Everything you need to succeed in life is provided for you by God. But these provisions are available only when you choose to follow His plans. If you ignore the Lord and set your own goals without guidance from the Scriptures, you may get what you want, but it won’t be genuine success.
Dr. Charles Stanley