Joshua 1:7 “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.”
I wonder, am I the only one who has said this “well that didn’t work out like I planned it.” How often has that been the case in life for you? Personally, it’s true more often than I like to admit. The best failures are the ones that I was honest with myself and chose to learn from. Maybe you can relate.
Usually my disappointing outcomes have one of these common factors: a lack of focus, not being diligent along the way, or not continuing in strength and courage. Joshua 1:7 shares the Lord’s advice to Joshua for success as he started his leadership journey of the Israelites.
~Be Careful to Obey
~Do Not Turn to the Right or the Left
What will happen if we follow the advise of the Lord today? I think like Joshua we too will experience greater success through a strong and courageous relationship with the Lord. Then He will daily help us to be careful as we follow His commands(Love the Lord above all and love others as yourself. Matthew 32:36-40) Then we will be prepared in strength and courage we will remain focused in challenges and not turn to the left or right.
Let’s choose today to apply the Lord’s advice:
Be Strong~ Be Courageous ~ Be Careful ~ Be Focused
In the Lord ~ For the Lord ~ Through the Lord
Be Alert~ Stay Strong~ Pray Always
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Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”