Joshua 1:9 NLT This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
This is one of my favorite scriptures!
Why? It encourages, inspires and comforts me as I strive to live the life of destiny that God has called me to live.
In the midst of our excitement to operate in excellence and live the lives we were destined to live, we will sometimes become distracted, confused, frustrated or tired.
When you're doing what you're supposed to do, the enemy's primary goal is to get you off track so many distractions will come. The distractions will come up in many forms; whether they are things that you enjoy doing, time wasters, or even people. Confusion will often surface when there is the slightest bit of uncertainty. The enemy will use this opening and drive it way out of proportion. We become frustrated when things aren't going the way we thought they would (even when we believe that God is leading us). We can even become tired and worn out from all the of the energy that we put into our assignment.
Even though things may not always go as planned, just be mindful that God is always with you. He encourages us in His Word to be strong and courageous because He knows that there will be times when we will not feel this way. His presence should comfort us because he promised that He would be with us wherever we go.
If you're doing what you're supposed to be doing, be encouraged to know that God wants you to be strong and recognize that He is with you. His presence will set you apart. So don't be afraid, walk in the victory that you have already been given in Christ Jesus!!
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