Listening To The Word

A Daily Devotional

By Randy Friesen

How Long Will You Wait?

Today's Life Journal Bible readingJoshua 18-20; 1 Corinthians 9

“…there were still seven Israelite tribes who had not yet received their inheritance. So Joshua said to the Israelites: ‘How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, has given you?…make a survey of the land and write a description of it, according to the inheritance of each.’” Joshua 18:2-4

Sometimes we wait to possess our inheritance in the kingdom of God because we are not clear on what it is that God is calling us to do. The journey of exploring and discerning where we are called and what our best contribution would be requires a process of asking questions, listening, and then risk-taking obedience. God’s best for us is that we walk in the fullness of our inheritance in his kingdom. He has already given it to us; our responsibility is to pursue it with faith and risk-taking obedience.

“Lord Jesus, I repent for waiting instead of obeying your invitation and direction. Strengthen my faith and risk-taking obedience in the direction of your call in my life.”