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. I thank GOD for using you Helen to share this prophetic message. It was confirmation to me certainly as I read the words “out of your comfort zone”. I have been hearing and reading that all week. I saw the email but I kept saying I will read it later. But through fasting and prayer I was lead to read it today. We need the courage as young Joshua had knowing that JESUS is with us. It is vital important to have that seed of a mustard faith in order to step out and trust GOD with our everything. Thank you again for your obedience in sharing . All the Glory belongs to GOD.

  2. luana salvador

    thank you very much for this, I am facing a moment of combat to enter my destiny, this text left me up.

  3. Enliven, God bless you so much for all you do. This courage message came to me at the right time. As I read through the message, my eyes were full of tears, trusting God for courage to step out from my comfort zone to do exploits for God.

  4. Amen yes God provides that giant amazing step God bless u Helen in Jesus name glory the father

  5. Dear Helen,
    I have said ‘yes’ to the Holy Spirit coming
    into my life with His refiners fire.I told the
    Father that i’m scared but I don’t want
    second best,I want God to fulfill all his
    purposes for my life and His Kingdom.
    I sensed The Father say that He is Good,
    Also that He wants to kindle in us a mighty flame,that we would be lights to the world.’till every heart consumed by love would rise,and bless His holy name ‘I so needed your wordsThank
    You Father.,and thank you Helen

  6. This was indeed a blessing I did not want to rush over it, although I finished reading the post I wanted to go over it again.

    This indeed blessed. I have always learned to operate in faith and trust God.

    One must just continue in faith like a child and God will do the rest while one is trusting Him with the gifts.

    God is far superior than the devil.

    This word was seasoned for me.

    Shabbat Shalom

  7. Bethanny A. Mast

    Thank you for this message. It is very timely. The Lord has been calling my friend and I into uncharted waters. He slowly reveals things to us and at the same time. So this is encouraging, but unknown at this point. We have a map–His Word and prayer. Thank you for all you do.

  8. Bethanny A. Mast

    The Lord has been calling my friend and I into uncharted waters. He slowly reveals things to us and at the same time. So this is encouraging, but unknown at this point. We have a map–His Word and prayer. Thank you for all you do.

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