This is one of those passages in the Old Testament that sometimes at first glance it is hard to see what you are supposed to see in it. However I think there is something very important that God wants us to see and it is in the first verse.
Now Joshua was old and advanced in years, and the Lord said to him, “You are old and advanced in years, and there remains yet very much land to possess.
Have you ever sat back and thought about how the mission and the life that God has given each one of us is not temporary assignment?
God has given us an entire life, all for His glory. When we choose to follow Him we are giving it all to Him. It takes my mind back to Pastor Tim’s talk about running the race. He mentioned running to win; well how can we be running to win if we never actually think we are going to finish, or we don’t have the finish line in mind at all.
God has great plans for our entire life, we must listen and pursue those plans with all that we have for as long as we have. Think for a moment for all that Joshua had already accomplished at this point, and yet God still had more for him to do. No matter how much we accomplish in our lives there is always going to be more that we can do for God and more that we can do for God’s glory.
How is God calling you to serve Him today?
Are you running a sprint or a marathon?
By: Dakota Gragg