Joshua 1:10 NIV
Daily Bible Reading:
Jeremiah 49-50, Luke 7:1-10, Psalm 118:1-9, Proverbs 15:27-30
Before Israel entered the Promised Land God gave two important instructions to their leaders:
(1) “Cross over ahead of your brothers” (Joshua 1:14 NIV). If God has called you to lead, step up to the plate and swing the bat. Believe in yourself and your mission! Accomplishment is more than just working harder and smarter; it’s about believing the right thing. Someone called it the ‘sure enough’ syndrome. If you expect to fail, sure enough you will. If you expect to succeed, sure enough you will. Personal breakthroughs begin with a change in your beliefs. What you believe deep down determines what you expect, and what you expect determines how you will act. In the long run, a belief is more than just an idea you possess, it’s an idea that possesses you!
(2) “Be strong and courageous” (Joshua 1:6 NIV). Your life will expand or shrink in proportion to the measure of courage you display. If you’re willing to take risks you’ll go further than those who timidly follow the safe and predictable path.
Orison Swett Marden writes: “The moment you resolve to take hold of life with all your might and make the most of yourself at any cost, to sacrifice all lesser ambitions to your one great aim, to cut loose from everything that interferes with that aim, to stand alone, firm in your purpose whatever happens, you set in motion the forces implanted within you for your own development. Live up to your resolve, work at what God meant you to work at for the perfecting of His plan, and you will be invincible. No power on earth can hold you back from success.”