Sometimes in life, you are going to meet obstacles that you will have to overcome. Joshua provides us with a great story about how God used a man to lead a nation to cross the mighty Jordan River and to enter the Promised Land.
Joshua 1:10-11 says - Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, “Pass through the camp and command the people, saying, ‘Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you will cross over this Jordan, to go into possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you to possess.’” Before the great crossing, Joshua gave an encouragement to all of the people to prepare. Joshua was sent by God to lead the people to Cross Over. Joshua 1:1-9 says, “I will establish you and your territory, what was promised will be given to you, I will be with you, will not leave you or forsake you, only be strong and very courageous and obey my commands. I will make your way prosperous and you will have good success.” You must first know that God is for you and with you. Prepare yourself to receive the great things that God has already prepared for you. Think on the things of the Lord and keep your mind stayed on Him. Read the story of Joshua and then take heart and be of good courage, and then prepare to cross over the obstacles that stand in front of you.