Strong and Courageous
We live in a world filled with uncertainty. No matter how much we plan and prepare, the future is unknown and out of our control. That feeling of “I’ve never been here before” often gives rise to anxiety, and we’re always living in a season of transition whether we know it or now — but that’s not a bad thing (Joshua 1:5-9). We know that we’re supposed to be strong and courage during seasons of transition and uncertainty; we just need to actively follow through (Deuteronomy 31:7, 23). Strength has more to do with your character than physical ability. The strength that matters determines if we do what’s right when it’s so much easier do the wrong thing. When we choose to forgive and turn the other cheek and bite our tongue and move forward, that is strength and courage. And when we feel like we can’t do those things, our true strength comes from trusting in God (Psalm 73:26; Isaiah 40:29-31). Fear can cause us to push away from the things that God has planned for us, but courage and knowing that He is with us can help us persevere (Joshua 1:7-8). The only way to know God is to get into His Word. It shows us His heart and what He’s asking of us; it sets us up for success.
2) What does God want me to do? Am I acting on it?
3) How can I push through the fear and apprehension I might be feeling?