Joshua 1:7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.Notice that Joshua was to work at listening and obeying. Obedience calls for courage. When all around us live a different way, it takes a lot of courage to look to the Lord Jesus. When our friends and family may not take God and His Word into account, we want to do so. That requires that we be strong and courageous. God is at work in our lives. As we seek Him and honor Him, we prosper! I want His leadership. I want His direction in my life. I will seek Him and His Word each day!