How You Can Become Brave, Bold and Valiant
The best days of your life lies ahead.
It is up to you to desire it, to want it, to root for it, to anticipate it, and to work hard for it, with resolute determination and strong faith in God, who has promised it, who also will do it.
God is ever the same, yesterday, today, and forever!
God has a Grand Plan for all His created beings, especially you and I, the crowning glory of all His works.
No matter what you have ever attained in life, you have only scratched an infinitesimal portion of the great and wonderful things the Lord has created you to achieve.
Your best days still lie ahead.
Since death is certain, you need to live well, making the right choices.
Since decease is inevitable, you need to be brave, living in sound health and wisdom, to receive the glorious future and eternal inheritance.
Take it or leave it, you are quite responsible for the way things turn out for you in life.
You are responsible for your own destiny.
Destiny results from “intention” rather than the false claim that our fate is predetermined either by our genes, by our environment, or by some form of divine foreclosure.
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars. But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”
“Men can be masters of their fate. It is not destiny’s fault, but our own faults, that we’re slaves.”
God has revealed and prepared all good things for mankind, but the choice is personally his own to appropriate the provisions and endowments of God unto profit or loss.
“Thy people also shall be all righteous:
They shall inherit the land for ever,
The branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation:
I the LORD will hasten it in his time.” (Isa 60:21,22).
Your destiny is the spiritual will within you which drives you to do and accomplish what seems impossible.
The greatest thing that you can do is the power to choose. Your liberty to exercise and make a choice in life is perhaps the greatest thing that you can do.
Your destiny is absolutely determined by your correct or incorrect use of the power of choice, and one of the greatest things you can do is to make proper decisions.
Ultimately, you are responsible for your own destiny.
As rational human beings, we are mostly bothered on how we resolve to improve ourselves, how to better our situations materially, physically, and financially.
Our major concerns in life are usually centered on how to transform from moments and times of peril and difficulties to times of peace and tranquility.
We often strive to change our trying times and unfavorable circumstances in order to come out shining bright, radiant, or emerge a conqueror and a champion.
The greatest thing that you could learn and teach in the whole wide world is how to make good decisions, how to make good judgment, especially, how to make the ultimate decision in life, deciding on Jesus Christ.
“Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.” (Isa 51:2).
Come to think of it, can God testify of you as He did for Abraham?
Does God know you as intimately as He spoke of Abraham and Sarah?
Can you confirm or testify that God has called you as He called Abraham, blessed you as He did for Abraham, and increased you?
I know you will castigate the questions above as religion, but they all have nothing to do with religion, but the true essence of life and destiny.
As long as you know how to make proper decisions your portions in life will be just fine because you will possess the wisdom and understanding to make the right decisions.
“He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief;
but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;” (Rom 4:20).
There is a very special link or relationship between every human being and God, his Creator.
There is a very special purpose for the creation of each one of us, and that purpose is known by God, and often revealed unto us by God Himself.
To experience that special link with God and discover that special purpose of God for you require that you oil or fine-tune your relationship with God through His very clear revelations.
Out of a very large number of all the people in Ur of Chaldees in Mesopotamia, Abraham received the promise of God through the righteousness of faith.
He discovered the call of God, saw the purpose of God for his life, and did not stagger at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith to embrace the plan of God for him, glorifying God for the wonderful revelations.
Because he was brave through faith, a great future yielded to Abraham to become the Father of faith.
It is such unyielding resolve and faith in God that nurtures us with the hope of an unfailing breakthrough in our darkest moments in life.
It is such bravery through faith in God that enables us to dream of better days as promised by God, and not of ourselves, and encourages us to cast our lot by faith in that faithful God.
It is such boldness in His assurances that makes us lays our fulfillment upon God as the only place where we are destined to find real meaning for living.
In autosuggestion, you are taught to carefully and regularly deposit positive thoughts in your subconscious mind so that the subconscious mind records those positive thoughts and suggestions, and invokes the aid of infinite intelligence to turn these suggestions into action.
However, since you must make wise decisions to be right and correct, the decisions that you make at the critical points of life, at the turning points of your very existence are very important.
Therefore, you must make decisions that impact wisely on your destiny.
This is where we have limitations for autosuggestion!
One single decision is enough to determine a person’s destiny, either to success or failure, either to righteousness or to sinfulness, either to make heaven or end up in hell fire.
Rather than carnally drop positive thoughts on the subconscious mind, we follow the path of faith as did Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Caleb, Peter, Paul and a host of the Lord’s faithful saints.
As children of God, we need that direction. And that direction comes from heaven.
“For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
To day if ye will hear his voice,
Harden not your heart, as in the provocation,
and as in he day of temptation in the wilderness:” (Psa 95:7,8).
Autosuggestion, the witch of Endor, horoscopy, necromancy, soothsaying, and all other forms of magic and fortune-telling may be the lot and dessert of unbelievers to determine their destiny.
It is not the way of God nor is it recommended for His children.
Jesus Christ is the great and good Shepherd of Christians and all bona-fide born-again believers, and as such, He remains our guide when we are lost and in disarray, within the thorny maze and rubbles of this world.
Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd who gives the best direction and guides that comes from Heaven to all sheep within His pasture.
“And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying,
This is the way, walk ye in it,
When ye turn to the right hand,
And when ye turn to the left.” (Isa 30:21).
We need that voice.
We need that direction.
And that direction comes from Heaven.
- Jacob did not eventually win Esau over at the very terrible moment of his life because he was smart or because he depended on carnal wisdom, but because he learn to take his problem to a God who was bigger than Esau, and greater than Jacob’s terrifying situation.
- Joseph did not march from the prison to become a Governor at the palace of Pharaoh as a result of his scheming and tactical planning, but rather because Joseph chose to wait in faith on God.
- Joseph refused to partake in illicit love affair according to the inordinate system of the world. Joseph, in turning down the amorous enticement of his master’s wife declared, “how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” “and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.”
“And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” (Heb 6:11- 12).
Rather than indulge in the sinful pleasure of a twinkle moment, Joseph took the wise but difficult decision to hinge on good things promised all faithful believers by God.
The blessings promised by God to all who depend upon Him is made sure because those assurances are made by the omnipotent , omnipresent, omniscient God and eternal Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of god Himself who cannot lie.
- You need to resolutely intend to go somewhere and make a difference, the type that Joseph, Caleb, Samuel, David, Daniel, Peter, and Paul made.
- You need to set forth at the dawn of each new day to advance, to make progress and get nearer to your goal in such a way as Joshua, Samuel, David, Solomon, set out early in life.
- Plan well in advance for every twist and turn in life affairs and matters, and renew your commitment and resolve not to waive from your set dream, always casting your faith in God as David did to regain Ziklag.
- Pray that God help you to live right, and to apply your plan unto godly success, as did Joshua after the death of Moses, as did King Solomon at the beginning of his reign.
- Forge ahead in life with absolute trust in God, unflinching faith in His promises, while you hold forth doggedly to His Word, His Way, and His Will without doubt in accordance to the Patriarchs and Prophets of God and the early Apostles and Disciples.
The Lord God who blessed Job’s later life even more than his earlier bitter life, and changed Jabez’s sorrowful circumstance to a happy ending, surely has great blessings in stock for you.
Your best days are still ahead.
Today may be fine or bitter, but your best days are still ahead.
Your best days are not behind you, they are ahead of you.
You might have hit some rough patches lately, but don’t lose hope, never give up because there is hope in Jesus.
When you hold fast in regular prayerfulness and watchfulness, when you hold firm the promises of God and the immutable assurances of His Word, the glorious future will eventually yield to you.
“Arise, that we may go up against them:
for we have seen the land, and, behold, it is very good:
and are ye still?
be not slothful to go, and to enter to possess the land.”
There is a land that is fairer than day, there is a special place in history created by God just for you, just for you.
We all might envision it and know it, but you are the only one who can claim it and have it. Never give up!
Hold fast the dream so well, so high, and with good focus, so that Satan, will not drive you away from the King’s Highway, and so that you will not miss the great future and the glorious crown.
Never give up!