Being Victorious with the Assignment God Gives

Learn how to be victorious with the assignment God gives you in this Daily Time Devotional. Get the free Guided Journal to apply it to your life. 


Read: Joshua 1:1-9

In Joshua chapter 1, God told Joshua to get up and get moving because He had a specific assignment for him—to possess the Promised Land. 

I can picture him setting his gaze over the Jordan, the details of his view becoming less clear toward the horizon. He didn’t know what he’d meet when he got there. It was a big assignment! Could he really do this?

What is an assignment from God? 

Read Ephesians 2:10 with me:

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them.

Assignments that God gives us are what we do for His glory. The word works in the verse above there means “an act, deed, thing done,” and specifically to the location, “every good work springing from piety.” 

There are things God lays on your heart to do for Him, or things related to your calling, and those are assignments. For example, God led me to write the 40 Days of Daily Bread series. That was an assignment. 

Jesus spoke of the works He did which the Father gave. Look at John 5:36 with me:

But the testimony which I have is greater than that of John; for the works which the Father gave me to accomplish, the very works that I do, testify about me, that the Father has sent me.

Joshua’s Assignment

The assignment God gives Joshua is laid out for him in our reading along with two main commands found in verse seven:

Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. Joshua 1:7 NLT

The Keys to the Assignment God Gave Joshua

  • Be strong and very courageous. 
    • God wouldn’t have commanded this if it was going to be easy
    • This was the mindset Joshua needed to adopt and keep to be victorious
  • Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave.
    • Not to deviate from them meant he wasn’t to change them to fit his personality or preference

The key to keeping these two commands is found in verse eight, our key verse:

Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. Joshua 1:8 NLT

Joshua needed to study and meditate on the law. Being the leader that he was meant that he needed to fill his mind and mouth with what would make the assignment God gives him victorious. Leading the Israelites to take the Promised Land could have been disastrous if he didn’t!

God reiterates the command to be strong and courageous in verse nine and further breaks it down:

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. Joshua 1:9 NLT

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God says WHY he could be strong and courageous (rather than afraid or discouraged). Because God would be with him wherever he went.

God is faithful. If He gives us an assignment, and we boldly obey, we will succeed with it! 

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Apply the Word 

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Get a free download of the Guided Journal that goes along with this Daily Time Devotional in Insider Resources. Or if you’re not an Insider (why aren’t you?? Get access here!),  you can grab your journal and follow the prompts below. 

Write & Journal

Write Key verse:

Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. Joshua 1:8 NLT

What is the assignment God gave you for this season? Write your answer. 

Do not be:

  • Afraid
  • Discouraged

Being afraid or discouraged are indicators that we aren’t being strong and courageous. 

Are thoughts of fear or feelings of discouragement a hindrance to that assignment? Identify them by writing them in your journal.

Pray & Decide

If so, pray this: Father God, I cast down all lies of fear and feelings of discouragement right now. I choose to be strong and courageous because You are with me.

The breakdown of the key to obedience in our key verse is to:

  1. Study the Word
  2. Meditate on the Word

Aren’t we instructed to do those very actions in other places in the Bible? If we’re going to be able to “correctly explain the word of truth” as it says in 2 Timothy 2:15, then we will need to study the Bible. We won’t just need to teach the truth to other Believers but the unsaved as well. Colossians 4:5-6 (emphasis mine) tells us:

Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. 6 Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

Pray: God, I choose to study and meditate on Your Word so that I will be equipped to answer anyone You send my way.

Look Up & Write

Look up the following verses about meditating on the Word. Choose one (or all three!) to write in your journal:

Psalm 1:2, Psalm 119:15, Psalm 119:97

Read & Reflect

Read James 1:25 (NLT) below. Notice how it reflects the key verse:

But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.

How else can we be victorious with the assignment God gives? What assignment has God laid on your heart for this season?

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2 Comments

  1. Williams Aladi Charity says:

    I operated an House fellowship for children since 2009 to 2020. We put a hold because of the Covid 19 in March 2020. Until now, we have not reopen yet because of the situation of the country. I really want to start the fellowship again but I’m afraid.

    1. Do whatever God is leading you to do. This is first going to start with casting down all fear. Trust in Him completely. Pray and seek His direction. Then move forward with His instructions. If He says reopen, then do that. If He says wait, then wait.

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