What Truly Matters
Posted: Tuesday, April 10
Deuteronomy 34:1-Joshua 2:24
Verse of the day:
“Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do….” (Joshua 1:7-8 NLT)
Moses was the miracle baby who had been raised in Pharaoh’s court. He got to experience the presence of God like no other. He was the person God used to deliver the people of Israel from Egypt. He performed miracles in the name of the Lord. He received the Law and taught it to Israel.
In comparison, who was Joshua?
Joshua was a former slave who had suffered under cruel Egyptian taskmasters. His recommendation to enter the land and to conquer it was rejected, and he lived for 40 years in the wilderness. During that time, Joshua served faithfully as Moses’ assistant.
Don’t you think Joshua compared himself with Moses and realized he had some big shoes to fill?
Most likely, he did. How do I know? God told him multiple times to be strong, to be courageous, and to obey the law. Joshua did and under his godly leadership, the Israelites conquered the land of Canaan.
Even though he never reached Moses’ stature as a leader, Joshua was extremely successful because he was the person God created him to be and he did what God wanted him to do.
Like Joshua, you may be tempted to compare yourself to others. If you are, I have good news! God created and equipped you for a specific purpose and that purpose makes you unique. Don’t compare yourself to others. Instead, strive to be the person God created you to be and do what God wants you to do. Then, you’ll find the meaning, purpose, fulfillment, and satisfaction that you’ve been looking for.
Who God created you to be? What has He called you to do? That’s what truly matters.