Friday, April 4, 2014

A Pep Talk From God – Joshua 1:8-9

Let’s face it, we have all been there before; facing a daunting task, confronted with making an important decision or charged to walk blindly by our faith. “How on God’s green earth am I supposed to do this?” You ask yourself, then you begin to find every excuse in the book why you can’t, not realizing that greatness is really inside of you!

In this scripture we find Joshua on the brinks of walking in his God-ordained purpose. Through his obedience he has been given the opportunity to change the life course of the Israelites for generations to come. But what is standing in his way?? The thought that he has to accomplish this gigantic mission alone. As if the same God that delivered them from the chains of Pharaoh, parted the red sea and kept them during the years in the wilderness is out of power, out of protection and lacking provision. As children of God, He assures us countless times throughout His word that he will not leave us nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6), greater is he that is within us (1 John 4:4) and right here in Joshua he tells him a few simple, but profound words…”BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS for I am with you WHEREVER you go.” Did you catch that…WHEREVER we go! If that doesn’t give you confidence, I don’t know what will. There is something special that happens when we read God’s word and a fresh breath of air literally falls on our spirit and we are renewed with inner strength. The fact of the matter is, God doesn’t want us to do anything in our own might, but through the might of God. This is how we can gain full confidence to face our fears and move forward.

Every now and again we need the confirming words from the Lord or a fellow believer to shift our focus and help us to understand that we are not in this thing alone, but we have an almighty and all-knowing God that has forecasted our future and it looks pretty darn good. Our job now becomes to trust in His word and act in obedience. After all, every great player in history needed a good ole pep talk and you are no different. #yougotthis #shereadstruth


  1. This is a very timely and powerful message. Thank you Lady Jenn for sharing and for reminding me that God is in the midst at all times and in everything that we do!
    May God continue to bless you and all of us who follow your blog!

  2. This was such an encouragement to me Sis. Jen, your a friend of a friend of mine on FB. I was just scrolling through and I saw your blog. I was having a rough time as I'm headed to apply to med school very soon; it seems so daunting and intimidating, not to mention the people who are applying as well. Also, taking the MCAT, all this seems like Goliath but it's so funny the book of the bible your referring to because that's the book of the bible I've been studying, Joshua!! When I saw your post I said "God surely your speaking to me!" I don't need to fear anything surely God has already opened doors for me to get this far. Anything and everything else is in his hands! :) Thank you for that reminder my sister!! I need to keep walking by faith, I'm exercising my faith muscles! Such an amazing blog and post! Your having impact :)

    1. Amen! You've got it sister! If God is for us who can stand (even if its a test or application:) against us. The ladies of the Sisterhood will be lifting you up in prayer.