"Have I not commanded you? Be STRONG and COURAGEOUS. DO NOT BE AFRAID; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9)
For some it is time to cross the Jordan and take hold of your promise. Don't get discouraged by bad reports of the land or "giants" that you'll have to face. God will go ahead of you. Do not be afraid! Now is not the time to draw back, but to step out in BOLD faith. "...the righteous are as BOLD as a lion." (Proverbs 28:1)
Others might find themselves circling Jericho and seeing no breakthrough. Don't get hasty. Keep following God's instructions. "Don't give a war cry, do not raise your voices, do not say a word until the day I tell you to shout. Then shout!" (Joshua 6:10) Know that you are strategically placed and exactly where God wants you - preparing for the day he says: shout! The walls will collapse and you'll go straight in. You are advancing even if it feels like you are walking in circles. If you find yourself growing weary of walking and waiting, stay alert, for SUDDENLY your breakthrough will come as the walls of Jericho come crashing down.