Joshua 1:3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses.

Joshua 1:Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous…

God told Joshua He has given him land. In that same breath, God told Joshua to be strong and courageous.

In most of our minds, if a gift is given, we don’t have to work for it or earn it. It’s just received. But here, God told Joshua He’s given him the land, yet He also told him to be strong and courageous.

What does this mean for us? In the New Covenant through Jesus Christ, there are promises available for us for the taking, however there’s a process to receive those promises.

That process is faith. That process may have us fatigued at times; it may have some uncertainties along the way, or even some seemingly impossible situations to conquer. It’s during this process where we’ll have to be strong and courageous. Proverbs 24:10 says, If you faint in the day of adversity, Your strength is small.

The promise has been given and approved by God. We must allow the Holy Spirit’s guidance to navigate our way through the process to the promise.