just keep doing it
Joshua 11:6-15 (JDV)
Joshua 11:6 Yahveh said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid of them, for at this time tomorrow I will cause all of them to be killed in front of Israel. You are to hamstring their horses and burn their chariots.”
Joshua 11:7 So Joshua and all his troops surprised them at the Waters of Merom and attacked them.
Joshua 11:8 Yahveh handed them over to Israel, and they struck them down, pursuing them as far as greater Sidon and Misrephoth-maim, and to the east as far as the Valley of Mizpeh. They struck them down, leaving no survivors.
Joshua 11:9 Joshua treated them as Yahveh had told him; he hamstrung their horses and burned their chariots.
Joshua 11:10 At that time Joshua turned back, captured Hazor, and struck down its king with the sword, because Hazor had formerly been the leader of all these kingdoms.
Joshua 11:11 They struck down everyone in it with the sword, completely destroying them; he left no one breathing. Then he burned Hazor.
Joshua 11:12 Joshua captured all these kings and their cities and struck them down with the sword. He completely destroyed them, as Moses Yahveh’s servant had commanded.
Joshua 11:13 However, Israel did not burn any of the cities that stood on their mounds except Hazor, which Joshua burned.
Joshua 11:14 The Israelites plundered all the spoils and cattle of these cities for themselves. But they struck down every person with the sword until they had annihilated them, leaving no one breathing.
Joshua 11:15 just like Yahveh had commanded his servant Moses, Moses commanded Joshua. That is what Joshua did, leaving nothing undone of all that Yahveh had commanded Moses.
just keep doing it
Joshua was involved in leading a life-or-death struggle, and it had to cause him great anxiety. But he had a guideline that he chose to follow that helped him make decisions. He chose to follow the commands of God as they had been given by Moses, Joshua’s predecessor.
When you know what the right thing is to do, just keep doing it. God will bless your perseverance.