Joshua the leader of a landless people had been enslaved all his life in Egypt. God took them out of bondage with a mighty hand, but the people didn’t submit to God so they were stuck in the wilderness. It took a good forty years before they could get another chance at possessing the land. The previous generation was all wiped out with the exception of Joshua and Caleb. So while on the verge of entering the land, God required Joshua and all the people to be very bold and courageous. He asked them to be aggressive.
Possessing the land requires an aggressive attitude that is fed up with the status quo and is determined to take the next step. It requires one to be bold, courageous and not afraid. So this year of possessing the land demands that you are positively aggressive. Don’t timidly cower in the corner and wait for something to happen. Confidently step forth and make something happen. God commands that you get aggressive with whatever He has set before you. Do your thing with a determined, bold, aggressive and courageous attitude. Remember, it’s better to ask for forgiveness than for permission.
SCRIPTURE READING: Joshua 1:6-9 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God [is] with you wherever you go.”
DEVOTION PRAYER: My Lord, this year I possess this promise with an aggressive attitude. Am determined and bold to face whatever You have set for me. I confidently step forth and make something happen in the name of Jesus, amen.