Hold On To Your Dreams

"Then the sons of Judah drew near to Joshua ... and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, 'You know the word which the Lord spoke to Moses ... concerning you and me ... saying, "Surely the land on which your foot has trodden will be an inheritance to you and to your children forever, because you have followed the Lord my God fully."'" (Josh. 14:6, 9)

  1. Your future isn't defined by the past, but by your willingness to follow him FULLY in the present.

    • Recalibrate your COMPASS.
      "I was forty years old when Moses ... sent me ... to spy out the land, and I brought word back to him as it was in my heart. Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt with fear; but I followed the Lord my God fully." (Josh. 14:7-8)

    • Time is not AN ISSUE.
      "Now behold, the Lord has let me live, just as He spoke, these forty-five years, from the time that the Lord spoke this word to Moses, when Israel walked in the wilderness; and now behold, I am eighty-five years old today." (Josh. 14:10) "But do not let this one fact escape your notice ... that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day." (2 Pet. 3:8)

  2. When God places a dream in your heart, GO FOR IT!!
    "I am still as strong today as I was in the day Moses sent me; as my strength was then, so my strength is now, for war and for going out and coming in." (Josh. 14:11)

    • Your dream will only be as big as YOUR GOD.

      "'Now then, give me this hill country about which the Lord spoke on that day, for you heard on that day that Anakim were there, with great fortified cities; perhaps the Lord will be with me, and I will drive them out as the Lord has spoken.' So Joshua blessed him and gave Hebron to Caleb ... for an inheritance." (Josh. 14:12-13)