You get somebody who KNOWS how much they’re loved, what happens next? Their faith gets so sky high, and so unlimited, that they’ll not be afraid to launch into anything. They won’t be afraid to be obedient to the Voice and the leading of the Spirit of God.
All fear about their future will be removed. Why?
Simply because they KNOW how much they’re loved. And boldness is the result of knowing. Uncertainty and fear – fear is the result of uncertainty. Fear is the result of NOT knowing. Boldness is the result of knowing!
If you knew how it was going to turn out, you’d be bold! If you knew what was right ahead, you’d be bold and stepping into it! The result of knowing who you are in God, knowing who you are in Jesus and who He is in you, the result of that is… BOLDNESS! The boldness to speak; the boldness to live for the things of God. Hope you understand what I’m saying.
Let’s look back at John 1 and where we saw that 3 times God spoke to Joshua. Now keep in mind the situation and circumstances that Joshua found himself in. Moses had died, the one who had been leading this huge entire nation out of bondage and hopefully into their freedom, this great man of God has just died – God turns to Joshua and says,
“You’re it. You’re next. I pick… you! And you are going to lead these people.”
Now, if I’m in Joshua’s place I’m thinking there might be a little uncertainty about this.
“Yeah, I’ve watched Moses for a long time, but these are not the easiest people to lead, God.
You’re calling us into a promise land that none of us have been to. We spied it out and it looked
good to us but none of these people want to go. What are we doing? Where are we going?”
You’re thinking about the battles that are up ahead and the hard times that could be up in front of you. When God speaks to Him, and in the midst of that uncertainty, God looks into his life and says,
“Boldness…BE! Strength…BE! Courage…BE!”
In the same way God looked into absolute darkness, emptiness and void on day 1 of Creation, and He said,
And light was. The very same way He spoke into Joshua’s life and He said,
"Courage… BE. Strength… BE.”
Now listen to me. He’s doing the exact same thing for you… right now. Right at this moment. No matter what you are dealing with or going through, no matter what uncertainty is ahead of you, you may not exactly know what tomorrow holds, but listen to me. By the Word of the Lord I am speaking into you,
“Boldness – BE. Strength – BE.”
Yeah, you may not know exactly how its unfolding, but listen, you know God and you know He’s good, so you know your future is good, because your future is in Him and He HOLDS your future and if that’s ALL you knew, you have every reason to be bold.
Jeremy Pearsons, KCM