YOUR JOURNEY TO ABUNDANT LIVING STARTS HERE
All of us encounter struggles, sorrow, and trials in our lives. With them comes feelings of worry, fear, anxiety, stress, and even depression. If you are facing uncertainty, and life seems overwhelming to you right now, you are not alone. Millions of people feel trapped in their circumstances, leaving them scared, frustrated and worn out.
- Your marriage is messy, complicated, and challenging.
- Raising a family was once cute and adorable is now overwhelmingly tricky.
- Your teenage daughter is pregnant, and the future is full of uncertainty.
- Your job hangs in the balance
- A brother is a drug addict, wreaking havoc on the family.
- A doctor has given a devastating diagnosis with treatment choices to make.
Trials, suffering, and uncertain circumstances like these are heavy and painful. We wonder how this child is going to turn out, how to produce an income if we lose our job, or if we’re going to die of a disease. Our thoughts have the ability to send us right into a frenzy, to turn a concern into a catastrophe and tempts us to self-medicate. Even when danger signs are in front of us, we travel the road we know we should not.
That’s what fear and worry do. They find you. They chase after you in the day and trap your thoughts in the wee hours of the night. They keep you awake and restless, and when the sun finally comes up, they are still there, leaving you in a heap of discouragement and despair.
But what if I told you life didn’t have to be like that? What if I said to you that this is not God’s plan for your life despite your circumstances? That, in those places where we experience fear and worry, He promises us peace and contentment. When we feel downcast and depressed, He offers us hope and happiness.
The Bible is full of examples of godly people who experienced trials, suffering, and concerning circumstances. In the book of Joshua, we find the Israelites and their fear-filled leader, Joshua, living in times of uncertainty. They knew God promised them a land flowing with milk and honey, and yet, the walls that stood before them were massive.
Day by day, step by step, Joshua and the Israelites are going to teach us some valuable lessons that will guide us to our Promised Land—our abundant life. I’ve got to be honest with you my friend, traveling to the Promised Land ain’t a quick and easy trip. But I’ve learned uncertain seasons are usually accompanied with the most powerful God-moments. Along the dry and dusty road, our Lord is going to take you on some scenic routes. You are going to witness the supernatural and observe miracles you never thought possible.
This study is deeply personal to me. In a sense, it’s impacted me even more as I wrote it. Leaving the desert changed my life. I am more excited about life right now than I have ever been, and when the enemy throws things my way, I know it doesn’t have to send me down the wrong road. Don’t get me wrong, I still wrestle with uncertain times, but each time I do, I have a much better perspective on how to deal with difficult circumstances when they come my way.
A thousand scenarios may have led you to this study, but whatever the case, I’m praying for you. My prayer is each step brings you victory over our enemy and a step closer to abundant living. Our Lord knows right where you are, and as you take these steps He’s going to give you a powerful encounter with Him through His Word.
I’m not going to give you a simple step-by-step formula you can follow, but thankfully every solution to life’s problems can always be found tucked in the pages of His Word. This journey is about you and God. You will triumph… you will fall… but I promise that if you do this with Him, He will take you to a place that is peaceful instead of anxious, hopeful instead of downcast and free instead of burdensome.
In the next seven weeks, we’ll make our way to the Promised Land—one step at a time. I want nothing more than for you to make it there and enjoy the abundant life available for us. I am looking forward to taking this journey with you, and I’m cheering you on—every step of the way.
Honored to be His vessel,
Step One: The Importance of the Flint Knife
Step 2: Remember & Spring Forward
Step 3 Sizing up the Enemy
Step 4: An Encounter with the Lord
Step 7: Marching Orders