This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged.

For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  (NLT)

Joshua 1:9


David also said, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. He will see to it that all the work related to the Temple of the Lord is finished correctly.  (NLT) “  1 Chronicles 28:20

Both of these scriptures were given to a man of God just as he was about to step out and take hold of his inheritance and make his dream a reality.  About the time we start getting serious about our dreams and start speaking it, all kinds of problems and challenges seem to surface.

Two of those biggest challenges are fear and discouragement.

In order to resist these you will need to be strong and courageous.


I declare that I will determine where I need to be strong and courageous

and will stand against all that would come against me and try to discourage me