SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK: 2 TIMOTHY 1:7
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
So here we are like Joshua, in a New Season. Two things God told Joshua to do – Believe and Take Steps Towards the Promise/Destiny!
So why do some people not do anything? Why do some people choose to wait and let God do it?
Fear of failure, fear of ridicule, fear of jealousy or rejection. All of us have that kind of fear. Church, it is time to put that behind
- Fail to Hear God
God is speaking all the time, you just need to learn to tune in. 1 Kings 19 shows Elijah looking for God in the big demonstrations but God was in the sound of a low whisper. 99% of the time God speaks in gentle whispers, a simple impression, an idea that comes to you, a desire, a concern that you can’t shake off or a dream. ‘Little ideas that tickle and nag and refuse to go away should never be ignored for in them lie the seeds of destiny’.
- Fear Missing God
Church, don’t fear missing God. He is so Big you can’t miss Him! God is like the GPS. If you take a wrong turn, He will recalibrate you and get you on track! Because He knows your heart, He knows you’re sincere. He knows that you want to do His will.
So how do we do it?
- Do it Scared!
Why did God tell Joshua “Fear not!” three times? Because Joshua was scared. He had never led three million people before. He saw how Moses struggled and he was apprehensive. God was telling Joshua do it despite your fear! Church, God has given you dreams. He has put things on your heart that He wants you to pursue. He wants to give it to you in 2018. Some of you are scared. You’re waiting and waiting on God. God is saying He is waiting for You! Do it despite your fear because you know it’s from God.
- Do It Small
“Every place that the sole of your foot treads”. God is telling Joshua to do it step by step. Take small steps towards your dream! You may not understand what that small step would do but God does. What small steps do you need to take today?
- Do It Scripturally
“You shall do everything according to the book of the law”. Make sure whatever you do, do it in honour and in the light of God’s Word. If you do it God’s way, the Lord promises to give you amazing success!
God is good! He wants to prosper you! He wants to bless you! He wants to give you increase! He wants to promote you! I believe all of you will get what God wants to give but you have to get up and work with Him! Take the steps to walk toward Him! Church, make a decision today. If you don’t want to remain the same, make the change!