Above all, be strong and very courageous to carefully observe the whole instruction My servant Moses commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right or the left, so that you will have success wherever you go.
Joshua 1:7 (HCSB)
Do you ever feel inadequate? Unable to make a difference or even a dent in the cause of hope? The needs around us can be so big and we can feel small and insignificant in the shadow of the world. We must be careful to do what God says and not stray from His Word.
It takes God-strength and God-courage to move forward in this world.
Maybe you are a mother trying to raise her children up in the Lord, or woo her husband to Christ. Perhaps you are being challenged in your work or school and feel overwhelmed in your environment of stress. Maybe you are a woman at home, alone, and you are wondering how God can use you. You may not be any of these, but I know you are facing some territory that God wants to expand.
God says that when we meditate on His Word and yield our lives to obedience, we will have success wherever we go. When we are focussed on Jesus, and delight in His instruction, He gives us strength take over the land and give it to others. We do not need to be afraid or discouraged because He is with us wherever we go.
He tells us to not add or take away anything from His Word.
And when we keep our eyes on the Father, we become like a tree planted by the water; the Chosen, placed right where He wants us to be – at the source of life. He nurtures us in His care and equips us with everything needed to thrive. The Savior provides us with strength and brings purpose out of effort. Nothing is wasted and fruit comes in the exact season it is required. Even the smallest of deeds last forever with God.
You have been created for prosperity; glory that is never wasted or futile, glory that ushers in eternal life and hope. You have been given divine purpose so you can make progress in expanding the Kingdom of God.
Where does God want to prosper you today? Is it at home, school, the office, or online? Wherever you find yourself, take heart in His Word, courage in His strength, and claim victory in His promise. Every opportunity is an opportunity for Jesus. Meditate on His Word and He will keep your path straight toward Him.
I pray you Live Like You Know …where you are going.
Strength to strength, One Woman at a Time,