You may not be a pastor or minister, but there are times when you will be a leader.
This may be at work, in school, with family of friends, but there will be a time when we all have to take the lead.
The Lord gave some awesome advice on how to lead when He spoke to Joshua.
Joshua had just taken over the leadership from Moses, but this is applicable to anyone in any form of leadership.
The Lord says, “be strong and of good courage”; indeed he tells Joshua this three times so it must have been important.
This talks of talking a stand, of being bold and brave and of being firm in what we believe and in what we do.
The Lord also tells Joshua why he can be strong and courageous; he can do this as God is with him and will be with him wherever he goes.
In all the hard times when strong and courageous leadership was required the Lord would be there with Joshua.
And the same is true for us; indeed we have even more than Joshua.
We are living under the New Covenant and as born again believers we have the permanent in dwelling Holy Spirit, a privilege that Joshua never had.
We have been promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13 v 5).
In any situation today, but especially in leadership, we can take comfort, we can be strong and we can be courageous, in the absolute assurance that the Lord is with us wherever we go.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you are always with me and thank you that you will never leave me not forsake me”.
Joshua 1 v 9…..Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord they God is with thee whithersoever thou goest