Deuteronomy 31:1-8 New International Version (NIV)
Joshua to Succeed Moses
Then Moses went out and spoke these words to all Israel: 2 “I am now a hundred and twenty years old and I am no longer able to lead you. The Lord has said to me, ‘You shall not cross the Jordan.’ 3 The Lord your God himself will crossover ahead of you. He will destroy these nations before you, and you will take possession of their land. Joshua also will cross over ahead of you, as the Lord said. 4 And the Lord will do to them what he did to Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites, whom he destroyed along with their land. 5 The Lord will deliver them to you, and you must do to them all that I have commanded you. 6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
7 Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the Lord swore to their ancestors to give them, and you must divide it among them as their inheritance. 8 The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS ~
Do not be afraid or terrified. God will never leave you nor forsake you. Someone watches your example of life. Hopefully, your determination and character shines bright so others can see. Moses summon Joshua and there was a plan by God. I'm telling you now that God calls each of us to do his will. I can not accomplish what God has called you to do, nor can you accomplish what God has called me to do. Each of us are unique and designed by God.
BE YOU ~
I have found myself looking at others and wishing I had their walk with God. I was young and I looked to older woman who just knew how to praise. They lifted their hands and I saw such freedom as they did this. I was shy and this wasn't happening with me. It wasn't until I grew in God and I learn about his freedom of actions. I learned how God truly forgives and forgets my mess ups in life. I saw how a new normal could happen if I only trusted God with all my heart. God knows our hearts and the intent of it. In saying all of this, God wants you to be you.
We certainly can admire people and want to grow stronger in walk with God. Be encouraged today that you are reading this and I am praying for you even as I write. I daily see how one choice changes our lives and new normals happen. There is something that never changes in my life and that's my love for God. I know now that he is the only one who can bring peace inside my heart and head. I battle my own thoughts and purpose good ones. There is a real enemy of our soul and he wants stop us from the plan of God. Somethings just look good to the natural eyes but is far from good for us. Be careful and guard your hearts every day.
WALK IN CONFIDENCE of who you are today!
My prayers continue not only for you, but your family and friends too. Even the strongest person you know needs encouragement at times. Purpose kind words and actions always.