The Journey (Lesson 2)
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The Journey (Lesson 2)

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A. Joshua 3:1-4 Explain how Joshua was a man and that he must have been afraid of this new direction God was leading him otherwise in the first chapter of Joshua God would not have told him over and over do not be afraid.  Explain that sometimes we are afraid when God is leading us down a new path, be it a different job, a new relationship, a new location etc.  Whatever it may be, satan will cause fear to rise up in us when we are about to step into the destiny that God has for us.


B. Explain that fear is an outburst of emotion, rooted in unbelief.  That isn’t pretty is it, but until we get really honest inside ourselves about our fears, we will never overcome them.  We must call it what it is.  We must let God deal with it in order to overcome it.  We can turn the negative what if’s into positive ones.  Instead of worrying what if I fail, we can think and what if I succeed.  I can succeed through Christ because I can do all things through Christ who is my strength. (Philippians 4:13)


C.  Explain that Joshua had a choice.  He could choose to let the fear defeat him and miss out on the promise God had in store, or he could step out by faith and follow the path God had for him.  He could choose to live above his emotions of fear and to live skillfully.  He had God’s promise and so he decided to live out what he believed and that was that God has always and will always be faithful.  (Joshua 1:1-9)


  1. We tend to think that heroes in the Bible were super human and that everything they did came easily and that they were never afraid.  That is not true.  They were human, men used by God to do His work just as we are.  The great Apostle Paul was terrified sometimes.  He wrote about that fear in 1 Corinthians 2:1-6.  However, Paul lived above that emotion of fear and continued on the journey that God had laid out before him, and beloved we must too.  Great is the blessing and the reward for those who trust and obey The Lord!
  2. Through prayer, and studying God’s word we can learn how to rise above fear even when it has us frozen.  We have the indwelling Holy Spirit of God that empowers us to do that which He is calling us to do.  God always qualifies the called, always!  God is starting a new work in the lives of those that are willing to surrender and it will be amazing.  Do not let fear limit you and the keep you from your promised land!

Isaiah 43:19  Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

God Bless You All!