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The actual events that unfold in Joshua’s life are not
really up to him. There is a God in
Heaven who is guiding his steps into training, warfare and leadership. And God is the one responsible for shaping
Joshua into the man He has designed him to be.
Often women who are married to a Joshua do not understand him, nor try
to fit into his world, but rather become demanding and brittle in their
opinions of their husband. He is strong
and courageous, filled with God ideas and stands in the course of shaping history
because he is who God has made him to be.
While she is busy judging him…. God is busy molding him into
a specific vessel of purpose. While she is complaining about the heat their
life is constantly in, God is forging a
unique vessel in the fire. Her attitude puts stumbling blocks in the process,
and only causes the time to lengthen.
Being married to Joshua, she doesn’t understand that he has been hand
picked by God, to do a special work. His
training while seeming to be endless is slowly shaping a incredible weapon of
power in God’s hands.
She can choose to become a part of his life, and the honor
that will eventually come to him, she will also share. Or she can back down in total misunderstanding
and lose her own blessing in the midst of God’s anointing. But to become one
with him means she also must be willing to lose her reputation, her own
identity, her soft and comfortable life, have other people intrude day and
night constantly in his life. She has to lose her fear of the unknown and the
known world around her. She has to be
willing to undergo toughness, and live by principals not emotions. Joshua’s wife has to be forgiven of her own judgmental
heart, that her heart might be joined with his in total unity.
She has to leave others behind in their own worlds, because Joshua
is creating a new one ahead. If she does not study and learn beside him as a
good companion, she will be left behind when God picks him up and says, “ you
are now ready… go and fight my battles.”
She can get left with the masses as God knows her heart, while the
literal walls of Jericho fall to the ground at his shout of authority!
Where are you? When
the day comes and he stands in the spotlight poised and ready to sound the alarm
for battle will you be ready. Or merely
stand among those who are only consumers? Be among the 10 spies of unbelief who
cost Israel 40 years? Or does your Joshua have a woman who is bold and strong,
expressive in faith, who stands beside him as his matched companion for life.
So to those wives who are married to strong Joshua’s who do make mistakes, but who have generous
hearts and stand as lion hearted men…. Have understanding of WHO God has joined
you to. Will God be disappointed in your actions, your words to him, and your
decisions about Joshua? Will He remove you because you are not ready to be
counted worthy in the hours ahead? When
the alarm sounds will you be standing beside God’s man, or lost somewhere in no
mans’ land once again? Wandering around
in the desert of meaningless actions which will affect no one with purpose.
Another wasted life.
As Joshua leads the people ahead will you be a follower or a
bystander? If you cannot fight fear and get in control of your mind, how will
you manage the masses, the wealth, the publicity? To the faint hearted He gives strength….. but
not if you don’t ask.
Joshua’s wife…… remember who you are married to. A man not
of the world, but a man hand created by God to make also YOU a better person in
faith, love, righteousness. You are the tool in God’s hand also to comfort,
encourage and restore Joshua’s spirit when all else seems against him. Never
forget Marys’ words…. I am your handmaiden, be it unto me even as You have
planned all things. Joshua’s wife has
no name…. I wonder if she made the grade?
Don’t look at the small view right in front of you…. but see
the big whole picture.
Do you know what a powerful person you can be? It depends on the quality of help one focuses on trying to give out of themselves. Imagine the single person who has affected the world in a life changing impact. And there are so many more that could be listed here, but these you will know readily.
Abraham Lincoln.... broke off slavery for the betterment of all peoples in America.
Sir Winston Churchill.... broke the back of tyrannie off of the world because he was just who he was.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God.... broke the curse of sin for all mankind.
You.... the destiny is set, all you need to do is carry out your work day by day. You have no idea whose life you are affecting, or how many lives you are changing for the future.
How can one single person can be a tremendous help to others? Look at the the lives of these women and know that your single life can matter, can help to shape the world, can leave it a better place behind you.
Many responsibilities are on my shoulders each day, so many details and needs that I have trouble at times keeping up with all of them. How to handle all of it? Every morning I transfer them all to the the broad and powerful shoulders of Jesus. He said 'cast your cares on me'... so I do.
Literally I take each one out of my heart and head and place them into his most capable hands.
Then I go about my day released. It's all His issues now, not mine, this habit kills worry and anxiety each day.
And the most amazing things happen along the daily pathway! It's far better to trust Him with each heavy weight than try to manage that which is not made for me to carry anyway.
In my book Growing the Leader Within You, there are 20 leadership principals that have been birthed out of my firey problems. I wouldn't trade my 'credentials' now for anything, although each experience I wrote about was very difficult to go through. And writing about them after the fact and the knowledge I gained through them is now priceless! Still at the end of every danger and adventure lived through, I find that trusting my Father is still the foundation I live life by.
How to handle too much on your plate? Quit trying to and give the plateful to God... He can do more with everything on it than you can ever imagine!!!
This book is about becoming a leader through life's adventures, struggles and challenges. Dr Gayla will uncover the many hints and sign posts along your life about who and what you are to become. Please support by visiting the book site at www.growingtheleaderwithinyou.com and purchase your copy today. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PUT THE BOOK DOWN. All proceeds go to Moms Against Hunger for our work in feeding children. From her early years as living in an african village in West Africa as a child, to going through a war and having a baby in Southern Africa, her adventures are riveting!! She is a strong leader today as a result of adrenaline pumping experiences.