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Joshua - Taking responsibility

Joshua owned both his successes and especially his mistakes. When Gibeon lied and Joshua believed the evidence before him instead of asking God, he made amends by acknowledging his errors yet honouring his words.
You will not be right all the time, don't excuse yourself rather learn from it. Take responsibility for your actions (errors) and make amends.
So the Israelite leaders examined their bread, but they did not consult the LORD. Then Joshua went ahead and signed a peace treaty with them, the leaders of Israel ratified their agreement with a binding oath.
3 days later, the facts came out –these people of Gibeon lived nearby
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Joshua - courage to enter the promised land

A central theme of the old testament is the promise land, promised to Abraham, started by Moses, reminisced by David and the prophets. Yet the actual conquering of Jericho was devoid of human strength.
Joshua parted the Jordan and then walked round the city for seven days and the people shouted.

It takes a lot of courage and obedience to be the leader to make that happen. People wanted action but Joshua offered obedience and he prevailed.
So on the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. They did this for six days. On the seventh day, they got up at daybreak and marched around the city seven times in the same manner, except that on that day they circled the city seven times.
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Joshua - Believing God

As a member of the 12 spies sent to spy on the promised land, he alongside Caleb came back with a good report. Their report was simply a confession of faith in God's ability.
While it was true that the inhabitants were huge and strong,
they chose to focus on the God who delivered them from Egypt with a strong hand.
Beloved, that challenge might be really huge, don't focus on it rather let your attention be on God who has brought you thus far, his word to you and his abilities.
Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had explored the land, tore their clothes and said to the entire Israelite assembly, "The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good. If the LORD is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land
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Joshua - God's choice

It can almost be argued that Joshua made himself God's choice. He kept doing the next best thing until it was apparent that he was the best man.

Several times, young believers sit around idly for years waiting for the divine call.
Of course, for some, calls do come like that but for the majority of us, it is found in the place of service. Purpose revealed in the process of assisting others wholeheartedly. Beloved, what can you do now?
The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, "Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands." So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered...
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Joshua - the mentee

Some nowadays scoff at mentorship wondering what impact it has. Joshua is first example of spiritual mentorship in scriptures and his sobriquet is Moses' assistant.

He did not have the burning bush experience nor did he kill Goliath yet his impact was..
so monumental that Jesus was named after him (yes, Jesus is Joshua in Hebrew). Beloved, submit to your mentor, it shortens your journey.
The LORD said to Moses, "Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone with the law and commandments I have written for their instruction." Then Moses set out with Joshua his aide, and Moses went up on the mountain of God.
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