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And the LORD said, “Judah shall go up. Indeed I have delivered the land into his hand.” Judges 1:2

Notice that God had already delivered the land into Judah’s hand, yet they still had to participate. There is a misconception that we don’t have to work, fight, or stand for what God has promised us. Joshua had to march. David had to take out Goliath. Ruth had to gather wheat. Rehab had to tie the scarlet rope in the window. Daniel had to purpose in his heart not to defile himself. And we too must do as the Spirit instructs. We are a people called to live by faith. As hard as it can be at times, don’t lose heart when a trial comes into your life that overshadows your vision. Remember, God said it has already been delivered to you. Without giant size trials “David” you would not obtain the faith to move mountains. God desires relationship and relationship requires participation and participation requires trust. Jacob had to work 14 years to touch destiny. Because he sweated those 14 years to obtain Rachel, Joseph was born and because Joseph was born Israel was delivered from starvation. Yes, God has indeed delivered the promise into your hand, but you must be a willing participant to obtain it. Has God placed vision in you? Take time and ask God what action steps you need to take in order to possess your promised land.

Prayer: Father God I desire to walk in faith concerning the vision You have placed in me. Teach me Lord to respond to Your leading with faith and obedience in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

A sincere thank you to our Daughters of the King Daily Devotional Writers.

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