Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.
7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left,that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9 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 6: 1-6
Interesting, Jesus teaches that often we would rather enjoy the old and familiar instead of the new and better:
39 And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for they say, ‘The old is better.’” – Luke 5:39
I am encouraged to embrace the new directions that God leads.