“In this way the Lord spoke to Moses face to face like a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would go back to the camp, but his helper, Joshua son of Nun, always stayed in the tent” (Exodus 33:11).

Where does success begin? We take note of famous movie stars or sports figures but where did they start? Rarely do people begin their career as a high-profile personality. Perhaps you’ve read about a child star who began as a rising star and suddenly was thrust into a place of obscurity. Their visibility was fleeting, short lived. Those with the greatest capacity for longevity began their career as an apprentice, a period of development and seasoning. Some people are part of organizations where their great potential is recognized early, and they are groomed to succeed. Others might work in a place of hiddenness for years, learning, growing, and gaining experience. Given the right encouragement, training and opportunities, nearly anyone who has a desire can become successful. Joshua did. He submitted himself to Moses’ training program. Joshua did not allow himself to lose focus or become discouraged and quit. He stayed with Moses’ program. As a result, like Moses, Joshua became a successful leader.

Prayer
Lord, show me the areas of my life where I am unstable. Connect me to the right people who can help me to become stable and productive.

Midweek Reflection
What areas of instability in your life has the Lord shown you? Commit those areas to the Lord and purpose to grow and develop.