Are you set to move forward for God? Are you set to take what God has given you? Are you prepared to step out in faith and become the person God desires and created you to be? Do you realize what Possess the and means? It is not a submissive thing, it requires action. It isn’t something you take for granted, you need to purpose and cause for it to happen. So let’s be bold and courageous and take what God has set in front of us to possess!
This past week has been incredible where God has opened a few doors of opportunity. In one case I was talking with a friend who is also the president of an incredible organization that focuses on ministering to foster kids. In our conversation we both got to share where we are at and our thoughts. He shared his vision and opportunities. I shared what my thoughts were. I have prayerfully considered the opportunities with my wife and I am going to step out and step forward into taking a director’s role within the organization in the area of teens. I have served for many years with him doing Royal Family Kids Camp and to be able to move forward and become the person he needs me to be requires I step up and step out to possess the land and learn about other areas of the organization. So I will be bold and courageous, not because of who I am, but because of how faithful God is and has been whenever He has called me into a leadership role in the past and I will trust Him and step in to everything that He has planned for me in this area.
The week didn’t end there…God’s plans are greater, God’s plans are better than anything we could ever ask or imagine. I later found myself in a position where I was asked to be on another board for troubled youth. As I was considering this and praying about it, I got a phone call. It was a call from my pastor who spoke to me about a board position at the church that had opened up, and that my name had come up as the person they thought would be able to fill it. Although, I completed the story for the first request, all three of the requests came to a front this week as I turned to God to make sure that whatever I decided I would be doing His will, not mine. It was all about Him and His plans for my life rather than about me. So I turned to Him, and that morning as He always does, my morning reading spoke right to my questions and opportunities. He provided me a checklist that allowed me to make the decision that I needed to make in regards to the three doors of opportunity. He has been able to make my daily reading from my chosen reading plan line up right to the very question(s) I have for Him. I don’t know how, but I know He is able to exceedingly, abundantly, more than we could ever ask or imagine! He is not limited to our ways He is so much great that I am always thankful and amazed!
So as I consider the two board positions, I have let my pastor know that I will accept that role on the board. I have let my other friend know that I won’t be able to join the board, but would be happy to use my technical background/experience to be able to be an advisor to their board. Now the hard part will begin! POSSESSING THE LAND!
Today, my morning reading is made up of the readings from Joshua that I left for today as my reading plan doesn’t have Sunday readings. Today’s readings come from Joshua 15-24.
- The territory is assigned
- Possess the land, Be bold and courageous
- If you don’t take everything that God gives to you to possess, you will be facing the nagging feeling from what you didn’t and have battles you never were meant or needed to deal with
- Consider the land you are to possess! Take it all!
- We see how the reading today that some were left even though God’s plan was to possess all of it!
- History shows the impact of that action or inaction…disobedience to all God called them to do
- Unknown areas need to be mapped out!
- Go and figure out the unknown… what we don’t know that we don’t know
- Make sure there is an area of rest and refuge, a safe place
- God is faithful to His Word!
Israel Takes Possession of the Land
43So the Lord gave to Israel all the land that he had solemnly promised their ancestors he would give them. When they had taken possession of it, they settled down there. 44The Lord gave them peace throughout the land, just as he had promised their ancestors. Not one of all their enemies had been able to stand against them, because the Lord gave the Israelites the victory over all their enemies. 45The Lord kept every one of the promises that he had made to the people of Israel.
~from Joshua 21 (GNT)
- Finish the work God has called you to do
- God is for you and not against you
- Obey and do everything that God has asked
- Do not neglect any part of it
- Be faithful to God
- Do not forget all that He