Then Joshua asked them, “How long are you going to wait before taking possession of the remaining land the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has given you?” Joshua 18:3
God has given us all kinds of things, but do we actually possess what He has given us? How often do we sit on the sidelines waiting? Waiting for the opportune time, waiting for the conditions to be right, waiting for us to be right in our feelings, waiting for someone to help us do it?
When we possess something, we occupy it, we take dominion over it. To possess something, you have to rule over it.
Here is what the Lord asks:
I have given you dominion over all the things of the earth, yet you sit back afraid to step into your destiny. How long will you let your petty feelings keep you prisoner? How long will you let your emotions possess you before you possess them?
I have given you strength and power of a sound mind, but you can’t seem to focus on the things that are good for you. Not the things that you think are good, but the things that I know are good for you. How long will you let your thoughts possess you before you possess them?
I have created you to be salt and light, yet you cower in darkness and try to blend in with the world by covering yourself with its dirty seasoning. Come forth and possess the stage that you were meant to? How long will you be possessed by the flavor of the month before you become the flavor of the earth?
I have given you the Truth yet you still choose to feed yourself with lies. How long will you let the hunger and thirst possess you before you control and possess it?
I have given you the whole world so that you would go out and make disciples. I have given it to you so that you can spread the good news to all. How long will you let the world possess you before you possess it?
I have laid it all out for you, the blessing is there for your taking. Go possess it!