But the mountain shall be thine; for it is a wood, and thou shalt cut it down: and the outgoings of it shall be thine: for thou shalt drive out the Canaanites, though they have iron chariots, and though they be strong. (Joshua 17:18 KJV)
The house of Joseph approached Joshua, unhappy with the small parcel of inheritance they had received. They felt they were a great tribe which deserved more. Joshua’s response to them is noteworthy, they were responsible for their situation. Being a mighty tribe, they were supposed to rise up and take over the mountain kingdom, cut down the wooded forest and take possession. Yes, they were supposed to turn it into a city.
There was a fear in them, the land was occupied by the Canaanites who were very strong and had iron chariots. Joshua assured them that they would drive out the Canaanites. Yes their enemies were strong and had iron chariots but they had the Lord on their side.
Today I want to let you know that you CAN DO IT! You can take possession of the mountain kingdom. You can broaden your horizons! It might look crowded by those who seemingly are stronger and well equipped but you have the Lord on your side. He is the one that goes ahead of you in that company, business, relationship and job. His hand is upon you to succeed and you will drive out the Canaanites. You will emerge ten times better than all of them!
Don’t sit in one place and complain about your limitations. Don’t murmur about the lack of opportunities. Opportunities will not COME to you, you will GO to them! When you take the first STEP towards the opportunity, it will take two STEPS towards you. Discard fear and move in faith and you will surely see the hand of God. Let me be JOSHUA in your life and urge you to GO for it without fear.
I pray for you that CONFIDENCE rises up in your inner man to move forward and take more territory.
I arise in the power of the God’s Spirit and I take more territory. I refuse to murmur and complain. I refuse to fear those that seem to dominate my territory!
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