"And the said to Joshua, “See, I have given into your hand Jericho, with its king and mighty men of valor." Joshua 6:2
God has a Promised Land for you! He wants you to enjoy the Glory Days He called you out of Egypt to experience Canaan. When God led you out of Egypt He gave you everything you need to make into Canaan!
Just as the fierce, fearless and formidable fortress of Jericho stood in between the Israelites and their Glory Days you have your own stronghold that must be defeated if you are to enter into the joys of Canaan.
You are well aware of what your "Jericho" is but you may not be aware of how to overcome it.
The story of Joshua and his defeat of Joshua provide valuable insights into how you can take down the stronghold standing in your way. Let's pull them from this Biblical account.
First, make sure you believe in God's power as Joshua did!
Notice that God didn't say, "You take this city," He said, "I have taken this city!"
God didn't say, "Fight FOR victory", God said, "Fight FROM victory!"
God didn't say go forth hoping to win, He told Joshua to go fight IN the hope that He had already assured the victory!
God did not say, "Go fight against your stronghold," He says, "Believe in my power to defeat it and tear it down!"
God said to Joshua and to you, "Trust in me and believe in what I have done for you and given to you when you were converted!"
- Did God forgive you?
- Did He put His Spirit in you?
- Did He make you a new creation?
- Did He renew your mind?
- Did He make you alive in Christ?
- Did He deliver you out of darkness?
- Did He make you His child/heir?
- Did He make you great and precious promises?
So, face it, the question is not, "Will you overcome your Jericho?" The question is, "When will you overcome it?"
When will you stop thinking in past terms and begin thinking and talking and walking like a child of God?
When will cease your negative self-labeling and expect things to begin to change?
When will you stop living like a victim and begin living like a victor?
You are not destined for defeat Jesus defeated the enemy. You are not destined for depression or discouragement!
Today's habits will not necessarily be tomorrow's habits!
Don't give place to the devil! Don't agree with his lies!