KEY SCRIPTURE: Jos 1:9 KJV “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
In our previous discussion, the Lord instructed Joshua the successor to Moses, about how to make his way prosperous and have good success. The Lord instructed him to stay with the words of the law and keep meditating on it day and night. He had to do all that was written therein. If he did that, he would surely make his way prosperous. Dear child of God, our world is sadly influenced by evil forces with their agenda, yet the ruling principle of our universe is the word of God. It does not matter, who you are, or where you are, if you would guard your life by the tenants of the word of God you will surely come out very prosperous. Light would eternally reign over darkness.
In addition to Joshua doing what the law said, he had to keep fear far away from him. There are always evil unseen beings who would come behind people, and situations, and even project certain thoughts that would make you feel, you can’t achieve or overcome the mission given to you. The Lord asked Joshua to be very strong and courageous so that he would be able to conquer and fulfill the task God has given to him. When a man is fearful, he will create all kinds of reasons why certain tasks should not be done. Consider the words of these fearful spies sent to see the land of Canaan and come back with good results. Num 13:33 KJV “And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.”
Now fear or being courageous, depends on what you allow to dominate your consciousness. When an individual feels his consciousness with the greatness of God and refuses to consider all the external threats, he would be fearless and very courageous. On the grip side if one ignores all that God says about himself, but considers himself as against, the terrible oppositions, that you may face. Dear one fear or courage depends on who you put first. God or yourself. If the Lord is first, your safety is secured, but if you are first, then you become very vulnerable and helpless. See every task as God’s business, and he would defend His business. Represent God, and count on Him to defend His name. He would not fail you. Be very bold and courageous to do whatever you have been asked to do.
I am on assignment for God. I do nothing for myself. God always defends His interest. I am fearless about nothing, for God has never failed in protecting His name and His glory. In this year, I will never cower before any condition. As I move forward, God also moves in me to overcome through me.
THOUGHT: IT IS VERY ABSURD FOR THE CHILD OF GOD TO BE FEARFUL.
FEAR LIMITS GOD FROM ADVANCING THROUGH YOU, TO CONQUER FOR YOU
Deut 3:22 KJV” Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight for you”.
Deut 31:6 KJV” Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”