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Ep 10// Living in a Place of READY! Principles for Success From the Book of Joshua

Updated: Jan 25, 2022

Do you feel like you’re waiting on a promise of God to come to pass?

Do you feel stuck or stagnant in business?

Do you feel like your days are circles of the SAME? #momlife

If you are ready for the NEXT season, the NEXT promotion, the NEXT blessing to come to pass...let’s get prepared NOW!

In this episode, we talk about 3 simple truths found in the book of Joshua that will help you live in a place of “READY” as you prepare to cross over into God’s best.






Full Episode Transcription:


Hey guys, do you feel like you're waiting on a promise of God to come to pass? You feel like you have a promise, a dream in your heart that you're just holding on to and waiting for it to happen someday, one day. Do you feel stuck or stagnant maybe in business? Do you feel like your days are circles of the same #mom life?


If you're ready for the next season, the next promotion, the next blessing, the next thing, whatever that is to come to pass, then we have to get ready now. We have to live ready, we have got to get prepared.


In this episode, I'm going to talk about three really practical and tactical truths found in the book of Joshua that are going to help you live in a place of ready as you prepare to cross over into God's best.


Welcome back to The Nourishing Mompreneur Podcast, where we get encouraged and empowered as we pursue our greatest potential within the walls of our home. Hey Mama, my name is Michelle Hiatt, and I'm so thankful you're here. Do you feel like your life is good, but something in you feels unfulfilled? Do you feel stuck in the trenches of motherhood, exhausted and working so hard, but feeling like you're getting nowhere? Do you have big dreams you hold in your heart, but you've been living small? Are you motivated for more, but don't have the clarity or the courage to do anything about it? Do you want to discover God's best and see if it's really possible to be an excellent wife, an intentional mother, and be successful in business, all for the glory of God? As a wife of 16 years, a homeschooling mom of five, and an entrepreneur, I know exactly how you feel. Every bit of it. I truly believe that the most important work you will ever do is within the walls of your home and that there is purpose in every season. If you are a fellow business-minded mama, with a heart for home and a love for Jesus, let's process this journey and grow together.


Hey friends, so we all know and say often that life is a journey, but I have never in my life had such clarity. So the journey that I'm on, as I've watched the past few months unfold, God has been revealing to me prophetically through the book of Joshua my path, my next step, and it's been crazy to see the Bible come to life to guide my life in this way. It's been so encouraging and comforting to see myself in the Word of God. I mean, I know that the Bible is for me, and that I am one of God's chosen people, but for him to reveal just how relevant the words of Scripture are to the timing in my life. Really, the timing in our lives is a beautiful thing.


I think that we are always in this state of preparation. Everything in life leads us to the next step. Our life is just one step leading to the next brick by brick we're building upon that and moving forward and progress towards our goals towards the glory that God has for us here on this earth. It's been amazing how, for me specifically in my own personal life, as I've been on this journey of preparation, He kind of stopped me in my tracks, messed me up, wreck me around a little bit, the beginning of 2021 here and consecrated me during this time and as I came out of this place of just being transformed in new ways, going deeper and just learning to surrender and true ways where He's on the throne of my life, and I'm not just spearheading the way as much as I had in the past. As I've come out of that place, I was like God, where do I go from here? And he brought me to the book of Joshua. So I started reading this and it has just been incredible, and so that's what I want to share some of that with you today.


You know, I don't know how long this is going to take but I want to hang out in the book of Joshua for a little bit. share with you some of these things that I'm learning because they are absolutely for you, too. You are listening today because you're one of God's children. You're His chosen. You're already a leader. You're already pressing on and walking into the promises and the purpose of God. So this is for you. The Book of Joshua is loaded with principles for success and really proper expectations and tips for your journey that you don't want to miss and I can't wait to tell you what God has been revealing to me but first, I just got to be super clear. I am not a Bible scholar whatsoever. I have no degree or credibility other than the fact that I am an ordinary wife, mom and entrepreneur that believes that God can do extraordinary things in and through me. God is the extra in that word extraordinary and I'm seeking to surrender and just pour out my life and the lessons that I learned to you, my friends in the process. So I'm just ordinary here I'm showing off God is the extra and together I just know that he can use me and do some extraordinary things. I have faith in that. At the end of the day. At the end of the conversation, my goal is simply to lift you up and appoint you to the Lord if I do that in any capacity, to me this podcast is a success.


So as I share with you what the Holy Spirit is revealing to me, please take it up with God. You ask the Holy Spirit for clarity and confirmation what you need to hear, look to the Word of God and see what he reveals for your life. Don't just take my word for it. I'm going to be skimming the surface here, but in these episodes to come as I pull out principles and truths from Joshua, I would encourage you to let it be something that pushes you to dive in to the book yourself and take a look and see what God has for you. So I thought that I was just gonna run through the points the truth the principles that I was seeing in the book of Joshua, probably like one or two episodes. That's kind of how it worked. For me, I started reading and I would write down this point, this principle that I saw the timing of it was exactly what I was walking through in my personal life. It was literally God taking me step by step on this journey. So I thought hey, let me pull up my notes and run this through with you guys. But I'm realizing that I'm going to need to take some time, point by point. So episode by episode we'll just see where this goes. This girl loves having a plan. But I'm going to flow with this and just share these principles as I'm applying them to my life so that you can apply them to your life too. So I would encourage you to take some notes these principles are going to set you up for success in both your home life and your work life.


So the very first thing that I had written down in my notes is we need to live in a place of preparation. We need to live ready because you never know when God is going to promote you. The crazy thing was the Israelites they were not ready the first time they were positioned to enter the promised land. They're there standing on the banks of the promised land. They could have got walked in, they had the opportunity, but it didn't happen. Well, why? Fear, doubt, negativity, complaining, lack of faith. Aren't these the things that hold us back in our life from pursuing some of the opportunities that we need the courage to press into? Because of their fear and their lack of faith they had to go back into the wilderness to get prepared. They had to get ready. But during that time in the wilderness, you know the short 40 years they were in preparation, God was getting them ready and here is the key the Israelites were READY when God told them to march into the promised land the second time.


There wasn't time to prepare, but they were just waiting for the word they were waiting for God to give him his word and tell them when to go and where to go. It says in Joshua 1:10-11 "Joshua then commanded the officers of Israel, Go through the camp and tell the people to get their provisions ready. In three days, you will cross the Jordan River and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you."


So for 40 years they're wandering in the wilderness getting ready, and then God's like "Alright, time to go." And so it's three days and they're over they're there.


They were ready. They were already ready. So the question that I have for you, is are you living in a place of ready on your journey of preparation? I don't think that we ever arrive. Life is not about arriving. It's about just being ready for the next thing for the next step to cross over into the next blessing. To be ready to be promoted to that thing that we're working towards.


I never forget I was a volleyball player in high school and I think I was probably a middle school had to be middle school because I just can't imagine this happening in high school but so crazy and embarrassing. I was playing volleyball, I'm standing out on the court and the other team goes to serve the ball and the ball comes over and it hits me in the head like on the head. Like I don't even know how that happened, but the point is, is clearly I was not ready. I was not in my ready stance. My eyes were not on the ball. I was distracted. I was taking my position on the court for granted. It was super embarrassing, like what in the world everybody's watching the game is in session. They go to serve the ball and it knocks me right on the head like, where was I even at at that moment? But I was not ready. You can miss the timing of the promises of God if you're not ready. Now His promises are always Yes and Amen.


I was looking in Joshua, Joshua 1:13, He said all right, time to go, Joshua calls the tribes of Israel to tell them to get ready. He says "Remember what Moses, the servant of the Lord commanded you, the Lord your God has given you a place of rest. He has given you this land."


So the promise was spoken so long ago, but when it's time for them to move, and get ready to actually cross over, he reminds them of His promises. God's promises are always yes and amen, but his timing is the variable. Don't take your season for granted. Don't waste your time in the wilderness. Even if you're not exactly where you want to be, where you're not going to be, you need to learn the lessons that God wants you to learn before He can bring you to the next season to the next blessing. So we have a huge part in stopping the cycle- stopping the circle of that wilderness wandering place of really, it's kind of a frustrating place to be there. But there's purpose in it. So that's the beautiful thing. It's not a it's not a bad place to be in the wilderness, by the way. God is still leading you. He's still using you. There's just more ahead. God has more for you than to remain where you're at.


So much of getting ready is not about what we do. It's about the position of our heart. I'm gonna say that again, because I need to hear that again. So much of getting ready of living ready, it's not about what we do, it's about the position of our heart. Is our heart surrendered? Is God really on the throne of our life? Is He really leading the way in our business towards our goals? In all the things that we do? Where is our heart position?


He already has the victory. He's already paved the way, He's already given the promise. We just need to be ready and so much of that is the inner game. From a practical standpoint, okay, I'm going to give you three things that you can do to get ready or to stay ready.