These daughters we are studying eventually receive their inheritance (Joshua 17:3–6). It was a journey and took a while but the bottom line is they received what was rightfully theirs to
This story features very strongly in Jewish culture and custom and we will unpack its impact even in today’s society throughout these 40 days.
The Daughters of Zelophehad (daughters of Z as we are going to call them) asked for their portion – that which was rightfully theirs. And they got it!
But these first few days of our journey I want you to begin to feel what they must have first been contemplating when they discovered they were not getting the portion of land because they were girls.
What would have gone through their mind? Would they have accepted that straight away and laid down and felt victimized? Or would they have known deep down instinctively that there is more to our future than this? What would they have said to one another?
I have talked with so many of you already on this journey and heard the voices of ‘why’ this 40 days may not work, what it may not do, the fears that you will not breakthrough, the risk of disappointment or lack of follow through.
I sense the same some moments of my day. But as I encourage you when I see you face to face, I want to say it again. This is just one step each day. One bold step. One standing strong in who you are. One permission-giving moment to refuse what was just spoken over you. It’s one choice at a time. One deep breath. One ability to laugh when it doesn’t go as planned.
The key is to not let what was ‘allotted‘ to you, define you. Let it awaken you to a revelation ‘no... there is more for me’.
So let me encourage you today, those moments when life disburses you an assigned portion, refuse to accept that as the ultimate plan. Lean in. Find your why and your promise and take one bold step forward.
You are loved.