New Faith, New Courage, New Successes!

Happy Sunday!

I was thinking about my 10am message for Destiny Family Center this morning… and I wrote the following:

Courage is a crucial element in success! For me, courage is faith, and faith is knowing God! Today, I am FEARLESS!

Joshua 1:6-9 “Be strong and COURAGEOUS, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them. Be strong and very COURAGEOUS. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and COURAGEOUS. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

God tells Joshua to be COURAGEOUS three times in three verses! Do you think I’m on to something here?

Now, take a closer look at this text. What else is God saying to him (and us)?

How about in the very MIDDLE or the HEART of these three verses?

“Be careful to OBEY all the law my servant Moses gave you [In the Bible, the term ‘law’ speaks of the revealed Word of God, the cannon of scripture, the Bible]; DO NOT TURN FROM IT to the right or to the left, that you may BE SUCCESSFUL WHEREVER YOU GO. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; MEDITATE ON IT day and night, so that you may BE CAREFUL TO DO everything written in it. Then you will BE PROSPEROUS and SUCCESSFUL.”

Now is my phrase starting to make sense?

Courage is a crucial element is success. For me, courage is faith, and faith is knowing God! Today I am FEARLESS!

I Woke Up Scared!

Here’s what was going on with me this morning: I was thinking about a few of the discouraging aspects of my past, my shattered dreams, my insufficiencies, all the obstacles before me… and I in a few short minutes, I had been diluted down to a fraction of my potency!

Are you doing this to yourself, unbeknownst? Wanna know how to STOP IT?

Courage is Faith & Faith is Knowing God!

In three verses, God gave Joshua one of the greatest speeches about success. This is the speech that echoed into Joshua’s future and made him one of the greatest military leaders in all of history!

Romans 10:17 “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

So, where can a person get faith? Where does faith come from? It comes from SPIRITUALLY KNOWING the Word of God!

This is what God was actually saying, “Joshua, I’m asking you to make history here! You’re about to go down in Israel’s chronicles as one of the greatest military leaders of all time… and it’s going to take COURAGE! So, here is HOW YOU GET COURAGE: Meditate of my Word so much that you KNOW it like few have ever known it before you, then DO WHAT IT SAYS, don’t swerve off from it to the right or the left, Be very careful to live how it leads you to live and do what it leads you to do! Don’t live by your EMOTIONS… LIVE BY FAITH! And that will produce COURAGE… and that will make you prosperous and successful EVERYWHERE YOU GO!”

New Faith, New Courage, New Successes!

Same goes for you and me! I guess NOW would be a good time to open our Bibles and meditate of a scripture until it PRODUCES NEW FAITH in our heart. NEW FAITH produces NEW COURAGE, and NEW COURAGE brings NEW SUCCESSES!

Courage is a crucial element in success! For me, courage is faith, and faith is knowing God! Today, I am FEARLESS!

Have a fearless Sunday… God bless you all!

Dream Big, Live Bold, and Make the Difference!

Chuck

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2 thoughts on “New Faith, New Courage, New Successes!

  1. A lot of times people say to be successful you have to be willing to take risks, and if courage is the ability to stand up to risk then we can see as long as we follow God we're UNSTOPPABlE!