The Encouragement Of Moses: When the Leader Motivates

And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Thine eyes have seen all that the Lord your God hath done unto these two kings: so shall the Lord do unto all the kingdoms whither thou passest. Ye shall not fear them: for the Lord your God he shall fight for you. Deuteronomy 3:21‭-‬22 KJV

Moses is still talking. He is now gone beyond recounting history and testimonies. That’s in the past. He’s now trying to sell the future to Joshua. This is called the transmission of vision. It is a very crucial moment for any leader. That is when the baton is exchanged. George Barna describes the chemistry of this moment as ”…foresight with insight based on hindsight.” ( The Power of Vision ). Moses had a lot of hindsight. He has had experience with God and leadership. Moses had foresight, to see what the future will bring his people. So his insight now was to have a successful transition. We can say the same about our Lord Jesus Christ. Its foresight that brought him from heaven to save mankind. Its hindsight that he refused to be tempted by the offerings of the devil. Its insight he could take all the insults without fighting back. So Moses painted a picture of what God was about to do with Joshua based on what He( God ) has already done. Joshua was young and bubbling. He needed that picture of a preferred future. So Moses submits: ” You shall not fear them ”, because God and history is on your side. I have it too on good record that history and God is on your side. You’re coming out of this struggles victorious. I’ve seen your hindsight with insight that your foresight is full of glory. Don’t give up. The battle is the Lords. He will fight for you.

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