As you stand on the threshold of all God has for you, at the verge of saying an irrevocable ‘yes’ to Him, you know it is going to take courage to step up.

Perhaps there is a situation coming to mind right now. One in which your heart’s cry has been, ‘Father, let Your kingdom come, and Your will be done! May it be on earth as it is in heaven!’ (Matt 6:10)

Your Father wants you to know today, that accessing the realm of His Kingdom is simpler than you have thought, dreamed or imagined.

The Source of Your Courage

A small boy stands in the shadow of a priest, surrounded by a powerful military guard.

It is young King Joash. He is seven years old.

Joash has been sheltered in the temple for most of his young life. He has neither experience, nor physical strength, nor the knowledge and wisdom needed for the task ahead.

And yet the time has come for Joash to emerge and step up to the throne. [1]

What must it have felt like, for a young boy to face the crowds, the noise, the opposition and the enormous task ahead?

What gave Joash the courage?

It was the presence of his spiritual father, the Priest Jehoiada.

  • The one who stood with him had the wisdom, the leadership, and knew the mind of God
  • The one who stood with him was the keeper of the timing of God

You do not stand alone. Jesus is with you. He says, ‘…surely I am with you always’ (Matt 28:20)

Today, know that you can lean upon Jesus. It’s not about your strength, or your natural wisdom, capacity or ability.

His anointing rests upon you. Armies of heaven surround you.

Out of Your Comfort Zone

Hear your Father say, ‘Come out from the shadows! It is time to enter your destiny!’

God wants to give you a clear vision of what He is doing in and through you; one that is attainable through faith (Heb 11:1).

Having a clear picture of what God’s Kingdom emerging in our situation looks like, presents us with a challenge.

  • Because our obedience is needed to bring that answer into reality. And obedience requires actions that pull us out of our comfort zone.

And there are times when it is easier to hold our Father’s purpose in the realm of mystery, than to see it and say ‘Yes!’

If that’s how you feel right now, be encouraged by the story of Joash: All the courage you need is to be found by standing in the shelter of Jesus’ Presence.

The Courage of a Child

There are some things God calls you to do, that will take—not the courage of a seasoned warrior—but the courage of a child.

It is as Jesus said. God’s Kingdom is received, entered and belonged to, by those who have the attitude of a child (Matt 18:3; 19:14).

To obey is to say ‘yes!’ to your Father’s invitation to join Him in the ‘now’ thing He is doing.

Like Joash with Jehoiada, you are simply going where Jesus is going, saying what He is saying and doing what He is doing.

  • Under the reign of King Joash, and with the instruction of the priest Jehoiada, the usurper Athaliah was overcome, Judah experienced revival, and the temple was repaired. [1]

And stirred by his example, we pray, ‘Father, let Your kingdom come, and Your will be done! May it be on earth as it is in heaven!’ (Matt 6:10)

[1] Read the story in 2 Kings 11-12

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66 thoughts on “How to Receive Courage (to Step into Your Destiny)”

  1. Wow I am richly blessed by this. This week it has been my hearts cry. Father let your will be done. I have been questioning doubting on what is happening in my life and what God is wanting to do.
    And I cannot please God with doubt. So I really thank you for this. It really encouraged me. I know I have a call in my life but I have been deeply hurt and troubled in many ways, but I found strength in the Lord

    1. He understands Pam… you reminded me of Psalm 103 where it says ‘As a father has compassion on his children,
      so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him’ <3

  2. I am blessed by the prophetic word from Helen. This was specific to me and I say to Lord…”yes to your will, and yes to your way” I’m currently challenged with transitions in this life and I need TMH help in everything I desire to do whatever it takes to please HIM!!!

    Thx U

  3. As the tears stream down my face, this powerful on time word was needed this morning. I do feel overwhelmed and exhausted from ministry and even at times not appreciated or taken advantage of. My soul cry out to the Father this morning so thank you for the encouragement.

    1. Praying for you right now Annette, thought of this (Heb 6:10) ‘God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.’

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