Lessons from the book of Joshua
Joshua 11:20 – Stackable Success
… As the Lord commanded Moses.
Joshua did not deviate from the instructions of Moses even after he had died because he recognized that they were not Moses’ commandments but God’s … and He was still very much around.
It is important to let your followers know that your administration is not about you but about a cause that is for their benefit, a cause that’s greater than you and that would outlast you otherwise your successor might deviate from it and abort the people’s hopes.
Interesting also that Joshua had no personal agenda; no plan except the plan his predecessor was following. He built the success of his administration on the success of the previous one. If he had chosen a different approach to make it about himself, he would have had to erase Moses and his achievements from the lives of the people which would mean starting from square one.
Imagine the futility if such a pattern were to be repeated with every subsequent administration; all activity but no progress.
Deuteronomy 2:3 Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.
Someone said the benefit of history is that you don’t have to go through the same lesson twice. Isaac Newton said doing things the same way and expecting a different result is insanity, I wonder what he would call doing things in a different way just to accomplish what has already been achieved.
Stop trying to reinvent the wheel. It’s okay to build on the success of others.
Stackable success equals progress.