Hello! Hope y’all are having a great week so far. It’s been cloudy and rainy since Sunday, but I’m not complaining – cooler weather is finally rolling in! Yay! I love how it’s FINALLY starting to feel a little more like fall. And cooler weather means fall clothing like jeans, sweaters and boots 🙂 The best.
Anyways, I’ve been reading through the book of Joshua lately, which, if you haven’t read it before, is an awesome book. I would highly recommend it!
So I have one of those awesome Study Bible – you know, the one with lots of footnotes and random facts along the side. One of the notes on the side was talking about Moses, and how he served as a mentor to Joshua. And it asked the question – “Who is your Moses? Who is your Joshua?”
Moses took Joshua under his wing. He trained and prepared him to eventually take his place as leader. He taught him the important things, and guided him down the right path in his walk with the Lord.
Joshua was the receiver. He followed Moses around, learning as much as he could from him. Joshua knew he had a calling on his life, and he chose to spend his time preparing for that calling by shadowing Moses. He listened to his wisdom, and looked up to him as a leader.
We all need godly mentors in our lives. We need people to pour into us. To train us. To teach us. To help us grow in our own personal walk with the Lord. We need to have people we can count on to give us godly wisdom and counsel when we face difficult decisions in life. We need people to walk beside us as we go about our daily lives, encouraging us along the way.
At the same time, we need to come alongside others and encourage them in their own lives. We need to be like Moses to them, giving them wisdom and insight, and training them in the ways of the Lord. We may not be training a future leader of Israel, but our godly wisdom and guidance is no less important.
Find a Moses. Find someone who can mentor you, pour into you spiritually, and encourage you in your walk with the Lord. Then, find a Joshua. Someone you can encourage and pour into in the same way. This is how good leadership is created. This is how people find and begin to pursue their dreams in life. It all starts with finding your Moses.
Do you have a Moses? How about a Joshua?