By Kwaku Peprah Adjei.
Theme: The Conqueror’s Mentality.
Text: Joshua 1:2-3
“Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites. I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.
Problems exist because there is always a man to provide solutions. They will keep being in existence until there is a man to provide a solution. The first mindset of the conqueror we would learn is that he exists to solve a problem and not to complain about them.
Joshua was called in a moment of transition to lead a group of people who were inconsistent in their commitment to God. As an associate of Moses, He had seen the struggle that Moses had to go through to lead the people of Israel. Moses, by God’s direction, chose Joshua to succeed him as leader of His people. At the time that Joshua was chosen, He had a mental picture of what it would be like to settle in the promised land, irrespective of the challenge he knew they would face (remember the report of the spies).
But when God commission Joshua, He asked him to be strong and be of good courage. For wherever the sole of His feet would tread upon, He will give it unto Him. Its normal to complain about situations; the Israelites were experts at this. But the conqueror must define himself by seeking for solutions. Every innovation has been because someone identified a problem and wanted to find solutions to them.
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