Mind setting is really important when beginning a new journey. The excitement of something new must be prepared to meet the adversity of doubt and unbelieving voices.
When getting ready to embark on a new venture, the mind must be filled with all possible courage and determination.
Could this be why the LORD told Joshua….not once, not twice….but three times to be Strong?
Isn’t once enough? No. It isn’t.
Hearing the right and wise words of success & life one time? It is not enough….it never will be.
Why else would Joshua be instructed to NEVER stop reading the Book of the Law? Why else would the Lord tell Joshua that he MUST think about what it says day AND night?
The reason is simple. Success results from the words of mouth. Life and death are in the power of the tongue.
Quick question….what did God use to create the heavens and the earth? ______________
WORDS…..words are powerful. What we believe and speak over ourselves…even if its only in our thoughts will absolutely produce fruit. As a man or woman thinks in their heart…..they are. We are the all sum total of our thoughts. If we want success we have to think success. It will not happen any other way.
God is ready to be with us in all that we do, but first, we must be with him in all we say. He is ready to place the river in the desert for us. He is able to set the table of feasts in the wilderness. He is the one who challenges us to Self proclaim richness in the midst of poverty, Health in the midst of sickness and strength in the isolation of weakness.
The DO’s of Getting Started
- Be of good courage
- Be strong
- Be vigorous
- Be very courageous
- Be bold
- Be confident
- Be determined
- Be brave
The DO NOT’s of Getting Started
- Do not be afraid
- Do not be timid
- Do not be discouraged
- Do not worry
- Do not stress
- Do not be anxious
Remember that I have commanded you to be determined and confident! Do not be afraid or discouraged, for I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 GNTD