Joshua 1:3-6 (NKJV) “Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you…No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life…I will not leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and of good courage”
This was the mandate given to Joshua and the children of Israel on their way into the Promised Land of Canaan. As they followed the leading of God, wherever they went through God expected them to possess it. He even places a guarantee that no opposition will stand because His presence was with them.
Likewise we are to be led by the Spirit of God (Rom.8:14), and His leading is the place of profit and blessings (Is.48:17-18). God expects that wherever He leads us to that we take over. Not takeover in the domineering sense, but to be the people of influence. It was impossible for Daniel and his three friends not to be noticed in Babylon because of their excellence. They held solutions to the problems being faced so much so that Daniel became a top official in Babylon. When we follow God’s leading in life we know that there is more in store for us because God expects that we be the head always and not the tail (Deut.28:12).
It is also important to note that the leading of God does not necessarily have to be the path of least resistance. The journey is a faith journey and will require confidence in God and His word in order to overcome obstacles that may come along the way. God promised Israel the land, however they had to fight battles to take the land. Your battle will be the battle of faith through God’s word, but be rest assured that victory is sure, because God will never leave you nor forsake you!
Are you the type to make decisions without seeking God’s direction? What was the last thing God told you to do, did you quit because of opposition? Build your faith in God, and keep the communication lines open.
Scriptures to Meditate: Heb.10:35-36, 1 John 5:4, Isa.48:17, 2 Cor.4:18