How to Possess Everything God Has for You Like Joshua

Ladies, ladies, ladies! It’s a process to possess the promise, but it’s worthwhile.

I know “process” is a negative word in some circles, but without it, you’ll be setting yourself up for short term success and long term failure.

The good news is you can have what God says is yours, but you’re gonna have to follow, fight, then possess what God has for you!

It’s a process to possess the promise.

The promise land (or man, business, degree, etc. etc.) won’t be handed to you or delivered at your doorstep via Fedex or UPS. I need all my God loving ladies to get this, just because it’s a deep, deep, desire of your heart, it doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed to see it manifested in your life.

Give me a minute to explain why.

Last year, during the last quarter of 2017, I was led to read the Book of Joshua. You may know that Joshua was Moses’ protégé. The Bible describes him as Moses’ assistant or servant (Joshua 1:1).

The word servant in Hebrew means to minister or to serve. The English definition of protégé is a person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced or influential person; a person under the protection, or care of someone interested in his or her career or welfare. 

Joshua walked with Moses, talked with him, learned from him and witnessed Moses’ obedience to God. Moses discipled Joshua. Joshua shadowed him so closely that when Moses died, Joshua was called and commissioned by God to continue where Moses left off, to lead the people of Israel into the promise land and possess it.   

He was prepared and positioned to be next in line to enter the promise land.

God kept His promise, but Moses (and many of the Israelites) did not step foot in the promise land, here’s why… 

  • Disobedience (not following God’s guidance)
  • Taking credit or all the glory for God’s work in your life (acting like he/she did it without God)
  • Sinning that negatively impacts numerous people (publicly misleading people, for instance via social media)

Let’s not overlook the fact that Moses did a great work for God. However, he didn’t step foot in the promise land because he did all three of the above mentioned (read Numbers 20:8-12 for the full story).

Despite Moses’ defiance, God wanted the people of Israel to successfully possess the promised land. God wants you to take possession of what’s been promised to you too. That husband, baby, business, ministry, God wants you to possess it.

I’ll say this again, whatever God has promised you, God wants it to come to pass. Here’s how it will come to pass..

By learning from God’s clear call and commission to Joshua:

“As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you. Be strong and courageous; for you shall put this people in possession of the land that I swore to their ancestors to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to act in accordance with all the law that my servant Moses commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, so that you may be successful wherever you go. This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to act in accordance with all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall be successful (Joshua 1:5-8).”

God wants you to…

  • Be disciplined, discipled or directed by someone who cares about your mental, physical and spiritual growth or welfare. Joshua was a student before he was a teacher. Don’t go it alone without being a protégé first. Observe how God is moving in the lives of others ahead of you and around you.
  • Be confident that I am with you, I will not fail you or forsake you. The word forsake means to leave or abandon. So, despite how it feels at times, God is promising to be present and for you.
  • Be strong and courageous because what’s of God and purposed by God isn’t easy to obtain. You’re going to have to intentionally show up and fight for what God says is yours (Joshua 1:11).
  • Be obedient and careful to follow God’s instruction. It may seem like the steps God is asking you to take is irrelevant or unnecessary, but God’s leading is meaningful and methodical. God wastes nothing.
  • Be meditating on the vision of the promise and Word of God, so you’ll know God’s wisdom vs. the deception of the enemy. God confirms our direction in life and provides a lamp to our footsteps via the Word of God, to negate engaging the Word of God is to be consistently foggy or in the dark.

There are too many women of faith, isolated or surrounded by those who won’t tell them the truth in love, hidden behind great social media profiles, yet seeking belonging and love. I not only see you, I feel you and I hear you. If you are her, you need a Moses or Elizabeth (Luke 1:45) in your life. We ALL do.  But, you have to come out from behind the scenes to possess the promise!

By the way, I’m back from my blog break. Moving forward I’m committed to making myself more accessible via video and IG live. I hope you’ll tune in and ask questions. This platform is officially under construction too. It’s time for the new new!

Are we clear though? The promise land isn’t given to anyone. It’s possessed and possession requires participation (God-engagement, self-engagement, community-engagement). Let me know how this “process to promise” resonated or moved you.

With Love + Purpose,

Tiffany Wilson, M.Div

P.S. Get engaged with the right community! Get the Word in your heart and change your life, join the virtual biweekly {FAVRD} Bible study. {FAVRD} tackles real concerns modern women face from a biblical perspective, RSVP by emailing info@tiffytalks.com or Sanovia@tiffytalks.com, join us March 22-June 14, 6:45-8pm EST.

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New to TiffyTalks? My name is Tiffany. I'm a mom to a millennial named Deja, who enjoys coaching, speaking and writing about singleness, self-engagement and spiritual development.

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