Scripture: Joshua Chapter one
Businesses fail all the time. But, often, it’s not because the product is no good; instead, it’s because of poor management. Sometimes the old ways of running a business become outdated, but the ancient guardians refuse to clear the way for fresh ideas and new leadership. We live in a changing world, and unless we adapt to the changes, we will be left behind.
Like a business, many Churches fail today because of the above reasons.
God establishes leaders to fulfill his plan, and he will bring success if we follow his appointed leaders. But leaders don’t lead forever. There comes a time when even God’s selected must step aside and ask God to establish a new leader.
God chose Moses to lead his children out of Egypt into the promised land. But a journey that should have taken months took them forty years. Finally, the people rose against Moses, and Moses dug in his heels. Moses was on his last leg when the people cleared the desert, and all the old guardians had died off.
After the death of Moses, only Joshua and Caleb were left out of the old leaders. The Bible says God appointed Joshua to take the new generation across Jordan and into the promised land.
Pride aside, a good leader knows when to pass the baton.