The Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid of them, for I have handed them over to you. Not one of them will be able to stand against you.” Joshua 10:8 HCSB
What would you attempt to do if you knew for certain that you would not fail? There are so many things I could imagine doing: Getting a doctor's degree, writing a book, running for political office, becoming an architect, becoming a professional golfer. The list could go on and on, but God has a plan for each person (Jeremiah 29:11), and He is constantly working out His plan in each of our lives. I believe that God has a perfect plan and a permissive plan for our lives. He allows each of us the freedom of choice, therefore there may be times we do not select the perfect plan. God allows us to make choices that may not be the best, but because He is God He can take even our unwise choices and make good out of them.
God assured Joshua that he would succeed and defeat the Amorite kings. As a famous United States president once said, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” God promised that He would give Joshua a victory. In this verse we discover that God can use anyone or any event to accomplish His plan. God had already determined what would happen; then the only thing that Joshua had to do was follow through and do what God instructed.
Challenge: What would you do if you knew you would not fail and that God would help you accomplish the task? Seek God's advice and direction in every area of your life. God has a perfect plan for your life. Do not be afraid. Seek Him and He will show you the way.