“Then Joshua said to the children of Israel: ‘How long will you neglect to go and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers has given you?’” Joshua 18:3, NKJV.
There is a difference between having something and possessing it. God had given the children of Israel their promised land, yet they had to go and possess it.
As men, we have to face the hard reality that if we don’t work the plan that God has given us, what is in our hearts to accomplish won’t happen. If you drag your feet about it, you won’t ever actually hold it in your hands. I am seeing more and more that if you want what God has shown you, you have to possess what He has given you. It’s not just going to happen. Just like Israel, He has given it to you, but you have to possess it.
Sometimes, we don’t move because of a fear of failure, and procrastination can be fear disguised, but know this: the Lord would not show you what you cannot possess. You can do it, my brother. Go get what the Father has for you!
Prayer: Father God, thank You for speaking directly to me. You wouldn’t have given me this dream, this idea, these goals, this ministry if I couldn’t possess it. You gave it to me, therefore through Christ, You will help me do it. I ask for courage to go possess what You have given me. As I do, I will see You do great things in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Study: Joshua 1:6-9, Deuteronomy 3:18, Numbers 33:53, Jeremiah 29:11