Wednesday, March 15, 2017

courage leads to success

God’s gift to us is purpose, and this purpose was wrapped in the person of Jesus who taught us by example to live life with purpose and with courage.  Not all of us will have the same job or the same gifts.  Yet we do have the same leader and the same on giving us purpose.

Joshua is an important part of our Spiritual heritage as well as history.  He began his leadership career helping another one lead.  He ended his life leading and did a great job helping God’s people become what God created them to be and to do what He called them to do.

Here are a few verses that might give us insight in to why Joshua was a success.

Joshua 1:6-9  NLT
“Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

I want to be a successful husband, father, pastor, friend and more.  Might we take a lesson from what God said to Joshua.

--- If we are strong and courageous, not only will we be successful, but we will lead others to be successful.

--- Follow the instructions of Scripture and you will be successful.  Keep on studying the instruction manual!

--- Think about what you learn from the Bible, and you will be successful.

--- Living with courage and following God’s plan insures the fact that God is with us everywhere we go.

It is time to live with courage.  It is time to lead with courage.  It is time to live in what God calls success and lead others to do the same!

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