The Joshua Leader: Vision vs. Promise

“Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses.¬†From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you.” Joshua 1:3-5 ESV

It’s no coincidence that God starts out Joshua’s call with a promise. That, in fact, is an important difference between merely being a great leader and being a Joshua leader. A great leader builds his leadership upon vision, and certainly you can’t lead without vision. However, a Joshua leader builds leadership upon promise, and that’s the basis of his vision. The vision of man may mislead us and may fail, but the promises of God can never fail.

What does that mean for me practically? Simply, it means I crave to know the promises of God over my life, because that’s the solid foundation on which I can build the vision for the things God is laying on my heart.

Extra Freebie Challenge: How would you live your life if you knew God would give you every place where the sole of your foot treads? What territory would you reclaim for the kingdom of God?

Remember, God is the same yesterday,  today, and forever!

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