READ: Joshua 2:1-24
- Many make trusting God a blind act of faith. It’s not. Trusting God is clearly about seeing what God has done in the past and basing decisions intelligently and wisely on His record. Even Jesus reminds us that no one goes to battle without evaluating the strength of his army or starts a building without looking at his bank account. We move into our future confidently only when we are aware of as much as we can become aware of.
- Good leadership looks at the possibilities. They are not naïve as to the dangers. They don’t ignore the obstacles, but they are never hindered by them either. Instead of seeing, “how many customers we’ll lose if we do X,” they see how many will be gained if the do it. Or, they ask how many they are losing because they are not yet doing it.
- Good leaders ask the hard questions, cast them into shadows of God’s actions and capabilities, and move into the future with confident expectation of what God will yet do. When we are convinced that our mission is compatible with God’s mission, we move. We don’t let anything stop us. The spirit is one of relentless pursuit of whatever God is calling us to do and be.
- What future plans have you been holding back on because of uncertainty?
- What has God been showing you about what could be ahead?
- How can the future advance the kingdom of God?
Ask God for clarity in your decisions. Pray that God guides us as a congregation into a stronger future. Commit to trusting Him as we each follow His leading.