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Achieving Good Success - Monday's Achieving Dose - 27th February 2012

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Monday's Achieving Dose - 27th February 2012

Achieving Good Success

"Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey
all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn
from it to the right or to the left, that you may
be successful wherever you go." - Joshua 1:7 (NIV).

When Moses died, God appointed Joshua to be the new
leader of Israel. One of the very first things
God did was to give Joshua a goal—a goal to claim
and conquer the Promised Land. God spelled out the
northern, southern, eastern and western borders so
the goal was very specific. Joshua knew exactly
what he needed to do.

God also told Joshua that he had given him and the
ancient Israelites this land—but they still had to
go and conquer it. It wasn't handed to them on a
silver platter. They had to battle every inch of
the way to conquer it. However, had God not given
the land to them, they wouldn't have been able to
conquer it.

Furthermore, God promised Joshua good success
providing he and the people fully obeyed all the
directions and laws God had given to them through
Moses.

It has been noted that "success is the ability to
embrace a worthwhile goal and then employ all of
your powers for the achievement of that goal."
I'm sure Joshua would have agreed with this
definition of success.

As we shared yesterday, God has a specific plan
and goal for you and me too. It's up to us to
seek God to discover what that plan and goal is.
And then it's up to us, with God's help, to
"take action and go get it!"

Any worthwhile goal will also be a challenge for
us to fulfill. God isn't going to hand it to us
on a silver platter. However, as God promised to
be with Joshua and help him, he will also be with
us and help us; that is, providing we "employ all
of our powers to achieve that goal" and live and
work in harmony with God's will and obey his Word,
the Bible. Only then will we, too, have good
success. Of that we can be confident.

Prayer: "Almighty God, thank you that as you
promised to be with Joshua you will also be with me.
Show me specifically what you want me to be and do,
and give me the wisdom, faith, courage, and
determination to work to fulfill that goal.
And help me to live in harmony with your will
so that I, too, will experience your blessing and
good success. Thank you for hearing and answering
my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray,
Amen."

Have a Blessed Monday and May God Bless you.

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