Joshua says to the people of Israel, “How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you?”
This strikes me as a bit odd. God gives a gift, but only if you work for it. When I get a gift I expect it to be handed to me with a nice bow around it. I imagine the Jews felt the same way or they would have started building fences around their new homesteads.
But God always has this thing called faith tied to everything we do. He gives a gift which is a promise that the land will be theirs. The current owners are big and tough and present an obstacle. Faith is required of the Jews to receive the gift God has promised. Faith without works is dead.
What gift has God promised you that you have not received? Maybe it is time to take that step of faith…