3 Keys to Keep Your Life On Track

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

3 keys
In my post, Take A Walk, I talk about the challenge to position ourselves in the place where God is already inhabiting and walk there rather than setting our own daily course and asking Him to bless that. This spiritual truth simplifies our quest to discern God's direction and plan for us. However, it is no simple matter to make this a daily habit. There are obstacles and barriers that come across our path and Satan will surely do whatever he can to knock us off course. The good news is that God has laid out a strategy that if followed, will keep us on track. Let me give you 3 keys to keep your life on track from Joshua 1:6 - 9.

#1 - Strength and Courage (v 6, 9)

This is not something we create or find within ourselves. It is a discipline that results from a continual mindset based upon the truth. Our strength and courage will come when we always remember that He promised to never leave us or forsake us and that He would be with us just like He was with Moses (v.5b). When we forget these things, we lose our courage and become weak, which causes us to run away or just stop walking.

#2 - Obedience (v. 7)

Disobedience is the number one reason why we get off track. When we fail to obey His Word, we start walking down a path that takes us in the opposite direction of where He is going. Obedience keeps us focused and on track. I like to think of it as our spiritual GPS device. As long as we are walking in obedience to the Lord, we have a clear connection to His voice and our pathway becomes clear.

#3 - Prayer (v. 8)

I just read a quote the other day that said, "A man who fails to pray is destined to fail." That is so true. Prayer is what keeps us directly connected to the Lord at all times. This is critical to ensure our success with the first two mile markers. When you are afraid, there is nothing like prayer that fills you with His strength and courage. When you are tempted to disobey, prayer keeps you going the right direction. Prayer is also how we keep our spiritual GPS updated and current.

These three things ensured the success of Joshua as he led the nation of Israel across the Jordan River and into the Promised Land. As God wants to lead you into a deeper dimension of His presence in your life, you must make them an integral part of your daily walk. Without them we are doomed to fail, but with them, we are guaranteed to succeed. That is the promise He gave Joshua in the last half of verse 8: "Then you will be prosperous and successful." May God direct your path today as you strive to walk with Him.
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