God's Got This
Do you think you've got this? Really? You've got this?
This is Vince Miller.
Our text today is from Joshua 1:9. It reads:
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. — Joshua 1:9
In the book of Joshua, chapter 1, there is this epic moment. It's the moment the leadership baton is passed from Moses to Joshua. God's people will finally go from the desert to the promised land, and Joshua is the next leader who will take them there.
But entering the promised land comes with conflict. On the other side of the river are kings and kingdoms who opposed God. And everyone knows this.
So God has this epic moment with Joshua. It's like this motivational moment right before the big game. God discloses precisely what he intends to do and how he intends to do it. And the only thing Joshua needs to do is be "strong and courageous." That's his part. Three times he tells him this in Joshua 1:1-9, hoping that Joshua remembers God's got this. All Joshua has to do is be strong and courageous.
This is an incredible vision statement for God's man. This vision statement was so profound it was passed down many generations and to many kings.
But the problem with most God-fearing men is they twist this to mean, "I've got this." And you need to know; you don't got this. You don't got anything. Only God has got this. And you've gotta trust the fact that there is only one God who does. Because the moment you think, "I've got this," because someone said to you, "You've got this," pride sets in. Pride that separates us from the plan of God. And this results in fear and timidity, which is precisely the opposite of what God wants for and from his man.
So if you are facing an impossible moment today. One that is bigger than you. Embrace the vision that God gave to his man a long time ago. Say this to yourself today. "God's got this." Then as you go through the day, don't be dismayed or let pride take hold. Act on the vision and be strong and courageous.
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And live all in for him, who lived all in for you.
ASK THIS: Is there a circumstance that's got you dismayed? Is there anything that has potentially captured your pride?
DO THIS: Say this to yourself today — "God's got this!" And then be strong and courageous.
PRAY THIS: God, clarify the action I need to take. Cause me to be steadfast. Be with me at that moment when I question myself.
PLAY THIS: Steadfast.
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Praying for you all. “God’s got this” is something I try and focus on everyday. Thanks for all you do Vince.
Great choice of verse brother Vince. Thanks for the simplistic way of giving us the Word in a very clear way. I pray for wisdom to be upon you to keep bringing the Lord’s Truth to men and all you minister to. Blessings to you and your family!
Great verses from God’s Word. Challenged with my step-son Kent. Need God’s wisdom to respond to him. Praying for Wisdom and courage to have boundaries. He needs to take more responsibility as an adult. His Mom enabled him. She passed unexpectedly in 2021. Now I’m responding to him differently and he doesn’t like it. Asking for Lord’s way. Thanks Duane McPheeters
Duane praying for your and you leading Kent with the Holy Spirit. I pray you get really involved in his life and become best friends as you two journey together with the Lord.
God does got this. Throughout our journey, he is right by our side with his great plan as we have been chosen to follow his path. I am all in for him, yet I do fail sometimes. Right now, I am going thru my MS/Eplipisy health issues which make it difficult in multiple ways. Also, relationship issues with loved ones are not going so well these past years and I am doing my best to grow and learn by reaching out and self-reflect my accountability. I can always count on the Lord if no one is there. Thank You Lord for your everlasting love.
I have to have my health and strength to take care of everything. I have to have money to take care of everything. I have to have my phone on and on me at all times to make sure I can take care of everything. These are things that stress me to my breaking point. I cannot take care of everything. I cannot be in 2 places at once. But God! is omnipresent. He needs no phone. He needs no money. And he is omnipotent. I help people. It gives me a sense of worth, my life some sense of meaning. And I do a pretty good job of it…..and that is where I fail. I get to thinking I must take care of everything and everyone. I get my sense of pride and self worth from it. Then I am knocked off my high horse (figuratively, I don’t like horses lol). It is a hard fall I have still not learned to avoid. Thank you Father God for taking care of me, those around me, and giving me the opportunity to have a SMALL part in it. Forgive me when I try to take out on my own and thank you for knocking me off my horse when I need it.
Well said! That’s exactly me too. And horses don’t have a kill switch so forget about em! Wouldn’t it be great if there were 2 or 3 of us? I feel lazy when I slow down, that I could be doing something for someone. Not in a boastful self worth by fixing / helping but still self worth. I’ve recently heard an author interview on we shouldn’t want a pat on the back for doing good. We were created to do good and just following our duty that the Lord assigned us. God will give us the measure we can handle and over doing it doesn’t make us more special. We need to avoid growing weary in doing good and just plug along. Your horse comment made me LOL and I just had to reply. Have a fun Friday!
I had a pony (well smaller horse) when I was I kid… the horse does not have to be high to fall, I know that very well. Then the I got this kicked in… I became a better rider hmm still I don’t got this… God does.
God is really good to humble me (buck me off, throw me off the horse) when I get prideful.
Trent, we are in the same boat brother. Blessing to you and your!
Thank you for your devo today on “God’s Got This!” Though I lead a Men’s Ministry here in the Midcoast of Maine, I struggle with being timid. I ask prayer for this so that I can be all that God made me to be. I want to be God’s man. Thank you for your ministry!