Lessons from the book of Joshua

Joshua 1:3  … as I said unto Moses …

I’m actually smiling as I type away on the computer right now, the reason being that I’m comparing the lesson I am learning from these few words with the one our world’s government systems seem to have mastered.

Joshua 3

With the change in leadership, one would have expected some new and fantastic sweeping changes in government style and direction. However, God essentially said to Joshua that day, “Stick to the plan”.


The thing is, until the mission is complete, God doesn’t change his mind. His point of view does not change; there is nothing new. What He said He would do is what He would do and until it is done, He keeps moving forward.


James 1:6,8 …He that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. A double minded man [is] unstable in all his ways.


This is one of the reasons we never really move forward in our organizations and governments; there is no all encompassing overarching plan. We are not single minded as a people and so the leaders we produce can neither be of one mind, nor feel bound with any sense of mission, to pursue continuity.


Genesis 11:6  And the LORD said, Behold, the people [is] one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.


The reason we are not succeeding is not due to any of the myriad of theories and postulates we circulate amongst ourselves and the “one step forward, two steps back” pattern of activities will continue to be our experience as the leaders change.


In the case of God’s plans, God is the leader and since He is not ever going to leave office, the plan stays the same and will eventually be brought to fruition. I see, now, the reason why people who allow God lead them always seem to be free of the plague of wavering minds; the degree of consistency you exhibit is in direct proportion to the degree to which you let God guide your choices and decisions. As long as you are walking in, and working with, God’s plans and directives, you will be seen to be steady, consistent and ever productive. This is what Jesus meant when He said doing what He tells us to do is like building our houses on the rock.


Stick to your objectives and goals no matter the change in staffing; this would be so much easier to do if you let God lead.


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