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What Stands Between You and Your Destiny

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We have all been given Great and precious promises

We have all been given Great and precious promises

Jeremiah 21:9 NIV
Whoever stays in this city will die by the sword, famine or plague. But whoever goes out and surrenders to the Babylonians who are besieging you will live; they will escape with their lives.
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jer 29
Romans 8:37 NIV
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Revelation 21:11 NIV
It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.
Romans 12:11 NIV
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
Ro 12:11
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However, there are almost always impossible obstacles to over come before our destiny can be realized.
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2 Corinthians 4:8–12 NIV
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.
2 Corinthians 4:8–10 NIV
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
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We are pressed and the pressure if hard
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It seemingly comes from everywhere
No matter the obstacle we are victorious.

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In Joshua we have a history of God's chosen people walking into their promise and meeting I'm possible challenges. In our lives we have seemingly impossible challenges. However, whatever is impossible for us in actuality is an opportunity to excercise our faith, and by excercise I mean

We can stand up and laugh at the walls in our lives that separate us from our promise.

A Little Background

Moses leading a people easily swayed
Moses didn’t make it
Joshua … .the only original to make it.
Told to be strong and courageous.
The entire book of Joshua is about taking what you have been promised.. and what to do when you get there.
This church....

JOSHUA SENDS OUT SPIES

We are not to be oblivious to the challenges we face.
Joshua 2:1 NIV
Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. “Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.” So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.
man is born to trouble — this man was one of few that God called blameless.
God repays twice as much as he had lost - while there are troubles, blessings are also sure
We know that there was a promise
Genesis 12:7 NIV
The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
Gen 12:27
We know that promise is sure.
Deuteronomy 7:9 NIV
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.
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Noah
Joseph
Moses

SEEK THE SOLUTION

Joshua 2:8–11 NIV
Before the spies lay down for the night, she went up on the roof and said to them, “I know that the Lord has given you this land and that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of you. We have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two kings of the Amorites east of the Jordan, whom you completely destroyed. When we heard of it, our hearts melted in fear and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below.
Many business leaders will often say “Focus on the solution, not the problem.
We can choose to look at the obstacle.. and they are big and many
or we can look to the solution .. he is way bigger and one.
1. Find the solution
Our solutions can come from the most unlikeliest of places.
Joshua 2:1 NIV
Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. “Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.” So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.
Inn Keeper - subbed as a place of immorality.
Every place she is mentioned she is mentions a “woman of ill repute.
Protect the solution
Believe it
Pursue it.
Luke 9:51 NIV
As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.
Isaiah 50:7 NIV
Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.

PROCLAIM THE SOLUTION

Joshua 2:22–24 NIV
When they left, they went into the hills and stayed there three days, until the pursuers had searched all along the road and returned without finding them. Then the two men started back. They went down out of the hills, forded the river and came to Joshua son of Nun and told him everything that had happened to them. They said to Joshua, “The Lord has surely given the whole land into our hands; all the people are melting in fear because of us.”
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Not name it claim it.
1. Not name it claim it.
2. Faith is the substance...

Conclusion

We can stand up and laugh at the walls in our lives that separate us from our promise. Life isn’t easy. The challenges are to big. No one gets through this world unscathed.
But God has given us promises
We must trust him
Search out the obstacles - sure
But find the solution - and don’t be afraid to seek outside the box
And when you find the answer.... hold on.. it’s going to be awesome.
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