Many people allow fear from stopping us from taking the next step. Maybe you feel God calling you to step into a new career, into ministry, a new relationship, a new church, a new city, or a new group of friends. Maybe you feel so strongly that God has spoken to you, but the fear of the unfamiliar seems to far outweigh the action of taking the next step. You believe God is trustworthy, yet you’re content with where you’re at, so you sit back and stay rather than take a bold next step.
Every hero we read about in the bible did not know what was on the other side of that next step as well. We know the ending to their stories. Joshua’s life helps us understand that he was given assurance before He led God’s children to their promised land. God told him before he took the next step: “I will go before you… I will be with you… I will not leave you nor forsake you… do not fear or be dismayed” He did what he knew he could not do. Like us, he was told in advance he’d be able. Joshua never faced anything so frightful or potentially disparaging that God didn’t see him through it.
Today, God will be with you throughout every step of life’s journey. God is faithful when we walk by faith with Him, we are appointed, equipped, and empowered. We don’t have to take the next step alone. Rest in the assurance of His faithfulness. Through Christ, we can absolutely, unequivocally do anything God places in front of us. Grab onto the hem of His garment and find the faith to go where He leads. Hallelujah!
“And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear or be dismayed.” – Deuteronomy 31:8
Yahweh, we thank you that no journey ahead of me is too far out for you. Father, thank you I have nothing to fear with you leading the way. Thank you for promising me that you go before me assuring me before I take the next step. Lord, I thank you that I have examples of men like Joshua that have already paved the way proving their inadequacy yet your mighty power. I, ask you Lord for boldness and faith to take the next step you have called me to take. I, love you and trust you with my next step. In Christ’s name Amen