You know, one of the hardest things to do is recognize when a season, especially a good season, is over. Joshua faced this. He had been Moses’ trusted assistant and now it was time for him to lead. God’s first statement to him was, “Moses my servant is dead.” In other words, stop looking back, stop mourning what was. Closed that door because it’s time to move forward.
But God is always leading us from glory to glory. He ends one season to brings us into a better one. He closes one door to open a bigger one.
It’s okay to mourn the loss of the season you are leaving. Perhaps occasionally reminisce. But the best thing to do is what God commanded Joshua. “Get up and get ready to take possession of what He promised. Embrace the new season He has prepared for you.”
Now, leaving the familiar is uncomfortable. Scary perhaps. Joshua had seen how the people had grumbled and complained against Moses. He had seen the giants he was about to face. But God gave him two instructions:
1. Meditate on the word.
2. Be strong and courageous
As you enter this new season, these are your instructions as well. Remember what God has spoken to you. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
It is a new season. It is a new day. But with this new season come a new anointing. More wisdom. Greater vision.
That old season has died! Get ready to enter into the new season He has prepared for you.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.””
Joshua 1:9 NIV