I want to share with you that you need to have BOLDNESS OF FAITH in order to lay hold of your destiny. This was God’s advice to Joshua upon his succession of Moses:
There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Modern translations engage the words, ‘Be bold, be strong’. Three times God tells Joshua about the importance of boldness in order to transition into destiny. Why is boldness so important?
BOLDNESS IS REQUIRED TO LEAVE THE WILDERNESS
Wilderness can be comforting. People can complain about it and still not move into the Promised Land. There are giants to kill, enemies to exterminate and unknown factors to
face in order to move into the land of milk and honey. Somehow people can gripe about the wilderness and still be comfortable enough not to move because they are familiar with their surroundings.
BOLDNESS IS A PREREQUISITE TO ENTER THE PROMISED LAND
Without boldness you cannot enter God's destiny for your life. Without boldness, you will flounder, wander and wither in the wilderness. The multitude who believed the voices of the ten spies with the negative report, triggering fear, died in the wilderness. They were fearful and unbelieving. Unbelief is the evidence of a lack of boldness.
BOLDNESS IS NECESSARY TO TAKE OTHERS INTO THEIR DESTINY
God told Joshua, 'Be bold, be strong, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them.' (Joshua 1:6). Some people will never enter their destiny if you do not enter in yours. When you enter your destiny, you will enable others to enter theirs.
BOLDNESS IS VITAL TO ACT UPON THE WORD OF GOD
See what God said to Joshua, 'Be bold and be strong in order to obey all the instructions of the Law. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do.' (Joshua 1:7). It takes boldness, tenacity and courage to act upon the Word. If it was easy, everybody would be doing it. Not acting on the Word is proof that one lacks boldness. It is only when we boldly act upon the Word that we will enter our destiny. This is why I tell you that boldness is the secret to entering into destiny.