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Do you wish to rise?
Begin by descending.
You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds?
Lay first the foundation of humility.
Forty years had finally run its course. Long ago, Joshua had received more than just a vision of the Promised Land; he had walked in, touched, and tasted the promise of God. But outnumbered by skeptics, who had chosen instead to lock eyes on the giants in the land, Joshua had been blocked from taking hold of God’s gift. He had to wait forty years.
But this was a new day. A fresh opportunity had been afforded Joshua because he had never lost sight of the vision and, more importantly, God had never forgotten his promise. For forty years Joshua must have risen each morning imagining what life in the Promised Land would be like and wondering when he’d get there.
With four decades of a desert scene as the backdrop, the first words God spoke to Joshua are quite stunning.
After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, “Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel.” (Joshua 1:1–2)
What an invitation! The dream that Joshua had once tasted was never really gone, it was there to be seized. But before Joshua could go over the river and engage in the fight of his life for the dream of his dreams, he had to get up. When God called him to “arise,” this was the first and most critical move Joshua had to make. It was time for Joshua to move. He never wanted to settle for less than God’s best, and now was the time for him to make his first move—get up.
In The Seven Series you’ll discover seven resolutions that can transform your life and lead you to extraordinary. The first resolution flows from God’s call on Joshua to get up. God wanted Joshua to not settle for less than his best another day. The same goes for you.
Never Settle for Less Than God’s Best