Joshua had already tasted the joys of the Promised Land. But then he had to go back and wait until Moses died and every doubter in Israel was buried.
Observe: (1) Some of our old ways must die. Moses represented the old system. It was good for then, but not now. When you align yourself with what was, instead of what is, you're not ready. There are still too many people you need to impress. You're so bound by certain philosophies that, when God says it's time to move, you have to consult somebody else. When God told Joshua, 'Moses My servant is dead...arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them,' there was only one correct response: 'Yes, Lord!' You must honour the past, but not get stuck in it. You must stand on the truth, but seek God for fresh instructions and insights if you're to reach your destiny. (2) Your doubts must be buried. Only two out of the twelve spies who went into the Promised Land believed God would give it to them. The other ten saw giants, caved in to doubt, died and were buried in the wilderness. And every doubt that's holding you back has got to die and be buried too, including the voice of your low self-esteem, your childhood fears, your anxieties and your critics. Gather them up, put them in a box, bury it, stand on top of it and say, 'Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.'
Before you can move ahead you must understand and live by these principles.
I love that one. That was just what i needed to read this morning.
The holiday is officially over. I woke to noisy teenagers getting ready for school this morning. There was no time for me to lounge around in bed taking my time waking up. I dropped them off at school and Nicole looked so gorgeous in her big girl mufti clothes! Year 13s at Howick College don't wear a uniform. This is the first year ever that Nicole has not worn a uniform and the prospect of that has been the cause of much stress - not to mention much shopping - over the last few weeks.
My Coley's last year of college. That makes me sad.
No more sleep ins for me from now on. I have 180 more hours of community service to get through, and Uni starts in two weeks. I am so excited and what makes it even more exciting is that T is going to be studying with me! A couple of weeks ago we got the ball rolling regarding him reapplying for his practising certificate. We really want to be able to live together, but we both know that we can't do that - successfully and happily - until we are better off financially. This was getting us both down at the end of last year but we have fixed that and have so much to look forward to this year. An answer regarding whether or not he will be able to practise law again will take 6 - 12 months, so in the meantime he is studying the same thing as me - as a back up plan.
This makes the prospect of heading off to Uni a lot less daunting for me. It will be awesome to do this together. I can't wait to get started and this time in two weeks - we will be starting.
First though - those 180 hours of community service.
UGH - Nixon is getting a filthy look from me right now - and he is totally oblivious to it.
Summer is over - i think i blinked and missed it.