Go Without Hesitation

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Did anyone ever teach you that delayed obedience is still disobedience? (They were right.) Why then, when we consider things we know God has asked us to do, do we think it's alright to hesitate?

Just recently I was reading the book of Joshua in chapter one and was so inspired by Joshua's quick response to the Lord. A MAJOR responsibility was dropped in his lap to take over Moses's leadership and guide all the people across the Jordan River and into the land the Lord had promised them. Amidst his instructions to Joshua he kept repeating the command, "Be strong and courageous, be strong and courageous, do not be afraid, I will be with you..."

Instead of stopping to ask follow-up questions to God, Joshua just WENT and prepared all the people to GO. He didn't need details on which specific route to take, what they'd face along the way, how to be prepared, what to pack, what else they would need to know, etc.

Joshua had faith in the fact that God said he would be with them, and because God commanded him over and over to be strong and courageous, Joshua rose to the call without hesitation.

Too often when God gives me a responsibility, I'm like, "Ok, great—I'll pray about that, God. I'll read up on how to prepare my mind for that task, research the best practices to accomplish it, and strategize for the next couple weeks to make sure I'm prepared enough to do this."

WHAT?? That's so silly when you think about it! If I received the commanding "go-ahead" from the Creator of the Universe, himself—my Father and Lord—what else could there possibly be to think about? JUST GO! Get on with it! God will equip me as I step out, opening and closing the doors I need as I go.

I'm passing the encouragement along today. Perhaps it's time for you to GO; move forward in faith that God will supply your needs and answers as you need them.

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