This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will achieve success.Joshua 1:8
As Joshua stepped into the big shoes of leadership the Lord not only provided courage to lead, He provided a plan for success:
Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you; I will not desert you nor abandon
you…be careful to do according to all the Law which Moses My servant commanded you;
do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may achieve success wherever
you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on
it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for
then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will achieve success. Have I not
commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified nor dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
The Lord provides us with the same plan He gave to Joshua:
- Don’t Panic — trust God with all your misgivings, doubts, fears, etc., and He will guide your steps.
- Focus on the Word–like Moses, Joshua, Billy Graham and other great Christians, our strength is found in obedience to the Word.
- You have a Partner–God is faithful and is with you always.
Whether you have a title, position, or specific calling, all nurses are leaders. Our big shoes of leadership are probably not as big as Moses’ shoes; but like Joshua you are to lead others following Christian principles.
Read: Joshua 1:1-9
Reflect: Which component of God’s plan for Joshua’s leadership is the most challenging for you?
Prayer: Holy Lord, just as You guided Joshua in filling in Big Shoes of leadership left behind by Moses, guide us in filling in Big Shoes of Leadership in our facilities, schools, and clinics. Amen.
*Previously published in CARES II: Reflections for Nurses. Available as a free pdf on the NCFI website or as a paperback book on Amazon. Learn more about the nurses devotional compilations entitled CARES Reflections for Nurses and CARES II!