Take the Land


  Are you standing at your own Kadesh-barnea?  Have you found yourself on the brink of the place for which God has long been preparing you?  A location?  A place of service?  A circumstance?  A position?  Something for which you sense He has been preparing you for a long time?
  Now that you see God fulfilling His promise to use you and have gone through excruciating preparation toward that end, are you filled with fear?  An overwhelming feeling of unreadiness?  A sudden emotion that this may not be what you wanted?  A little sorry you volunteered to go wherever and do whatever?  Do you feel like a grasshopper beside the task?  God will deal with those feelings and will bring them to a place of dismissal if you confess them to Him and invite Him to give you the courage to accept His personalized plan for you.
  If only the Israelites had cried to God like the struggling father, “Help me overcome my unbelief” (Mark 9:24),  their carcasses would never have fallen in the wilderness.  How God must grieve over two common approaches to His unfolding plan:  those who want position without preparation and those who refuse to leave the comforts of preparation to take the position.  If the truth were know, Joshua may have suffered a few butterflies himself.  Remember, he saw the giants in Canaan with this own eyes!  There was one major difference between Joshua and Caleb and the other spies:  their God was bigger than their obstacles.  Is yours?
  God banished Joshua’s fear with the words of Joshua 1:1-9, His encouragement for one precious man who stood at the crossroads between preparation and position, promise, and possession.
  Take the land, beloved.  p. 207
                                               A WOMAN’S HEART     GOD’S DWELLING PLACE      BETH MOORE  


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