📍Charleston, South Carolina
Hello everyone! I hope you're having an awesome Friday!! Are we even surprised that it's the last day of July and I'm writing the monthly faith blog post? (if you are - you shouldn't be, lol)
Recently during my morning 5 minutes of Bible time I finished reading the book of Joshua! It was definitely a good story telling book that gave a lot of valuable lessons within facts, so I decided to share my thoughts on the book of Joshua on here! Let's jump in...
Honestly, my favorite verse from the whole book was Joshua 1:9 which says, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go,". So. good. I've talked about this verse before in the first post about my favorite Bible verses, but I'll say again how much I love how God just straight up says to not be afraid! There are no 'what-ifs' or 'except fors'. It's just says: you don't have to be afraid about anything because of the Holy Spirit's constant presence within you. How awesome is it that the fact that the Holy Spirit is within you means that you don't have to fear anything!? Definitely a big moment in the book.
I would say that overall this book of the Bible just simply showed how God always provides for His people, even if it may not be at the time or in the way that they thought. I love how everyone thought that it would be Moses who would lead them into the Promised Land, but then when Moses got too old, Joshua took over and led God's people.
It's so powerful that God gives such authority to Joshua, when nobody really knows him or thinks that he can live up to the work his predecessor had done. God tells Joshua that even though he may not feel like it, he was made to do this work. That can totally be us sometimes right? We feel like God is leading us somewhere, but when we get there it doesn't feel like we thought it would and we start doubting. Not so much doubting God's plan - just questioning if we understood God's plan for us correctly.
What I'm learning right now is that just because it's uncomfortable doesn't mean God hasn't called you to be there. The place where you are meant to bring the Good News may not be comfy - like school, work, or moving to a new place - but if God has called you to be there, He's going to make it worth your while. I think we're all learning this right now through Covid-19 as well. In the blink of an eye, all of our plans for months can be totally rearranged or cancelled and we're left without any clear picture of what we should be doing. Luckily, God will provide. It may not be in the way or in the time frame that you thought it would be, but He will provide for you and give you everything you need to change the world.
"All you have is all you need." - Michael Todd
Remember this: you were made for such a time as this. God put you in this (very strange and unique) moment in history because He knew you could change the world for the better. (~Esther 4:14~) Let's live that out.
I hope that encouraged you to live out your purpose set for you by God even if it feels a little uncomfy right now!
Also! Big news! This Monday I will be co-hosting a livestream on The Catholic Warrior's Instagram page with Ethan Potter, and we are SO excited! We will be praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet and reading two Scripture passages for around an hour, and it'll be super fun. The livestream can be viewed on The Catholic Warrior's Instagram page this Monday! The time hasn't been announced yet but I will be sending out an email (sign up for the email mailing list here) on Monday with the details and link again. Be sure to tune in and chat with us!!
God Bless. 🙏💫❤️