Friday, February 22, 2008

Giants that Face Us

Then the Lord commissioned Joshua son of Nun with these words: "Be strong and courageous, for you must bring the people of Israel into the land I swore to give them. I will be with you." Deuteronomy 31:23
There came a point in the life of Moses that he needed to commission Joshua to take over the position of leading the Israelites to the Promised Land. I think about that moment when Moses passed on the baton to Joshua and now he had to lead. What do you think he felt? Do you think that Joshua felt overwhelmed, fearful and full of doubt in his abilities? I think he did! When Moses turned over the leadership to Joshua, all God wanted was for the new recruit was to accept the new position and go forward with what had been assigned to him. We may face those same emotions as the Lord may move us to a new territory. One emotion that the enemy will throw our way is fear as well as doubt. We must always expect those emotions as new recruits but what does God say in scripture? "BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS for you MUST bring the people into the land". You see from this verse, God is saying that he wants you to fight that giant of fear and doubt and claim  the phrase, "I WILL BE WITH YOU". We  are not to worry, fear or doubt because God will help us through the new assigned task. God wants us to stand there, receive His commission and He will take care of everything for us. 
As the Lord may take you from one place to another, just as Joshua, we may be faced with giants. The giants may be those things in which we think are impossible to achieve. This may cause fear in us. But we are not to be fearful, for the Lord has planned to put you in this new place and you are not alone for He has said that He is with you every step of the way. God will take us from familiar territory to unfamiliar territory and it may be a little scary, but all we need to do is to trust in Him for He has brought us to this new land for His purpose. The Lord wants us to be strong and courageous, not to fear the giants in the new land. He has us protected and all we need to do is to put one foot in front of the next and know that He is with us and has equipped us to tackle these new tasks that lay before us!
Question: What giants are facing you today? Look at where the Lord is leading you and if He is moving you from one land to another, He wants you to not fear the giants in that land, for He is with you!

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