Scriptures: Joshua 5:13-15
Joshua had a great battle to face: the city of Jericho. Jericho was the visible battle and looking at it Joshua could see: great walls, warriors and a battle of immense proportions.
All of us have visible battles, things like: sickness, family issues, career problems, or societal struggles. These battles are real and we stand right before them observing them, but before we can win the visible battle we must conquer the invisible war. This is the battle we fight in our own heart and through Joshua's triumph we can learn how do this!
First: we must overcome the challenge of past failures- no one escapes failure, but we must leave the past where it is: in memory. Focus on the things we can do something about now. Israel failed for forty years, are there deca
Second: we must overcome our own preconceived notions of how the battle should be fought. We must do things God's way, because our way keeps us continually in the battle. God's way keeps us in a forward motion.
Third: we must put away our own personal attitudes. Ask yourself: has complaining ever changed anything? Has blaming someone else made things better? Have your doubts been beneficial? We must make sure our attitudes are not tainted by past experiences. Where we've been is not where we are going!
Its time to win the war of the past, win the war over your ideas and win the war over your attitude so you can win the visible war!