This is my first post in motivation stories and really love the theme as i am a writer myself so would love to write in this community..
COURAGE AND POWER !
God showed me the secret to how to be courageous even if you don't feel courageous and I'll show you how to apply that secret to transform your life forever for much of childhood my life
was ruled by fear and timidity it was pathetic fear caused me to quit about everything I started including my first year of preschool in every sports team my parents persuaded me to try then in kindergarten I was so afraid to read aloud that teachers thought that I had a learning problem I once even ran out of a hospital just before surgery I could go on and on now unsurprisingly this
route of fear from childhood had very negative effects that lasted into my early adulthood afraid of rejection I often avoided certain people situations and opportunities so resultantly my
relationships were few and often kept at a distance when God called me to
ministry I quickly realized that I couldn't bring this root of fear along on the journey somehow someway I need to eradicate the dread and trepidation that ruled me for so long when I sought God for help he showed me something that revolutionized my life he zeroed me into the instructions he gave to Joshua to enter the promised land now to get the full picture you have to understand what Joshua faced in this moment after the death of Moses Lord cast Joshua to lead his Restless people into an unknown land that was earlier reported to be occupied by Giants and then to add to the difficulty in order to get there they'd have to cross the Jordan River at flood stage this meant stepping into water in over their heads was so much stacked against him I doubt Joshua was immune to feelings of fear but here's what caught my attention three times in his instructions God encouraged Joshua to be
strong and courageous notice, that God never said to feel strong and courageous,
No he said to be!!
TO BE STRONG!
There's a big difference between the two you see feeling is an emotion that comes and goes the word be however means to occupy a position in other words God instructed Joshua to make a decision to take a position of courage despite
whether or not he felt courageous I took God's words to Joshua to heart and sir to apply this in my life and to do so I
had to keep God's Word running through my mind and my mouth declarations of verses such as,
"I can do all things through him who strengthens me were especially effective to help me deny my feelings and take the position of courage in my life today is a testimony that it works do you feel afraid or timid about something you can't wait to feel strong and courageous, in whatever you face you must use God's Word to lead your feelings and decide to be strong and courageous...