Joshua 1:3 "Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said to Moses"
There's basically three types of people that I have met in life. First, people that walk on the toes of their feet. Second, people that walk on the heels of their feet. And third, people that walk on the soles of their feet.
People that walk on the toes of their feet tip toe through life, like the teenager who walks in two hours after curfew, and his dad is sitting on the Lazyboy in the living room waiting for him. He tip toes in because of fear. Fear causes people to walk on "egg shells", afraid of situations, people and challenges.
People that walk on their heels are those who are ready to go backward at the first sign of opposition. If it doesn't happen immediately they assume, "Well I guess it wasn't God". A little wind can push them back into neutral.
People that walk on their toes are those who are ready to move forward at a moment's notice. They are well balanced. They walk with confidence of "knowing the One in whom they believe".
The key for Joshua is that four times God instructs him to "be strong and of a good courage". Under God's grace we know that His strength is made perfect in our weakness. When we are weak then He is strong. Whatever you're facing today…financial hardship, pain inyour body, a child who's not acting right…, "walk on the soles of your feet". Press toward the mark with confidence in God's Word, toward the victory that is already yours in Christ, waiting for you to receive it. Toes, heels, soles…you get to choose.