It’s a Stretch

Strong and Courageous.

God tells Joshua over and over in Joshua 1 that he needs to be strong and courageous.

God had a big job for Joshua to accomplish and he didn’t want Joshua to wimp out, make excuses, take the easy way out or lose focus.  Be strong.  Be courageous.

Do you know what purpose God has for you?  If you’re breathing, there is one……otherwise you wouldn’t be breathing anymore.

If any of us doesn’t know our purpose, we need to figure that out.  God will tell us – he doesn’t keep it a secret if we really listen.

And when God shows us our purpose, we need to be strong.  We need to be courageous.  We need to focus on the goal and move toward it.  No excuses.  No easy answers.

As I’ve walked with God through many years, I’ve seen him change my purpose several times.  It’s always a stretch.  It’s always something different. It’s always a little out of my comfort zone.  A little exciting.  A little nerve-racking.

But it always ends up teaching me new things and helping me to experience God in my life in awesome ways.

I’ve hit what looked like the Promised Land several times……and yet the journey continues.

What’s next, God?

2 thoughts on “It’s a Stretch

  1. I can relate to God changing my purpose several times. His purposes always take us out of our comfort zones because they require us to trust and rely on Him working in and through us. Our obedience to His call is challenging but so rewarding. I know I am on this journey with The Lord for the long haul and, like you, can’t wait to see what God has in store for me next. Blessings!

    1. I agree with you. Trust and obedience are key in not being worried about where this journey is taking us. It’s going to be good – God has promised us! None of us enjoy the bumps in the road but, with experience, we understand that those are times of increased growth. Thanks for your comments!

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