GET READY TO MOVE
“Get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give.” Jos 1:2 NIV
God said to Joshua: “Moses my servant is dead. Now then…get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give you…
Imagine what emotions were racing through Joshua’s heart when he heard this command from God! The seemingly “unreachable land” is now within the Children of Israel’s grasp. It was a crossroad of mammoth proportions! Just one wrong step could bring total disaster to this nation. So much weighed on Joshua’s shoulders! Actually the fate of the nation rested on his shoulders!
Could God……….would God really entrust such a life changing event into the hands of one man?
The answer is a simple but resounding YES!
Let me bring this account in scripture closer to home.
As you read this Nugget are you too standing today at the crossroads of change?
Maybe, facing a new season or assignment in your life?
Do feelings of anxiety about this new crossroad rob you of clear thinking and the ability to see God’s leadings?
If so, consider two things in Joshua’s experience:
When his time came to lead, Joshua was READY.
How did Joshua prepare himself for this momentous assignment?
He demonstrated a willingness to have a SERVANT’S HEART. Think about it; he faithfully served Moses and found fulfillment in the number-two slot. He didn’t push himself into the limelight to usurp Moses’s leadership.
He didn’t play politics; he just prepared himself. The result was that when he was READY to lead the nation, God promoted him.
Joshua went further than his mentor did. Moses’ leadership ENDED where the Promised Land BEGAN.
Under Joshua’s leadership, Israel would move into the Promised Land and become a great nation.
We need to remember that every day Joshua had spent in the wilderness serving as “second fiddle” he was being equipped by God for this moment. Can you imagine the disastrous consequences if Joshua had a rebellious heart instead of a teachable servant’s heart? EXPERIENCE UNDER MOSES’S LEADERSHIP WAS JOSHUA’S SCHOOLMASTER!
Be encouraged today my friends! God never WASTES our experiences we are going through in life! He uses them to prepare us for something bigger!
Everything you’ve been through, INCLUDING the things you didn’t understand, WERE AND ARE preparation for what God has in store for you!
So shake off those feelings of anxiety and uncertainty and GET READY TO MOVE!