PITFALL 3: DEALING WITH MEDIOCRITY-3
Job 18:10 “The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.”
Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people.” (GNT)
So, it was not as if Caleb got possessed with a strange spirit, he simply chose to be different from his contemporaries. To be different is to choose to be distinct; separate from another or others. To become unusual; contrary to norms, general opinions or expectations.
I must warn you that in fighting mediocrity, you might often become lonely but in the end you”ll be justified. Everyone that began a new move often experience isolation and castigation from others who have chosen to remain average.
Can you imagine what it looked like in the days of Caleb and Joshua when the whole congregation started an all-night weeping concert? People were crying in their thousands and only these two refuse to shed tears but rather chose to go and fight to take the land immediately. You must make up your mind to stand out.
Courage is one of the characteristics everyone who want to fight mediocrity must possess. As a matter of fact it will take a lot of courage to stand out from the crowd. You must be bold enough to tell yourself as well as others that you’re different.
Joshua 1: 6 “Be strong and of a good courage for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.”
Joshua 1: 9 “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage be not afraid neither be thou dismayed for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest”
After the death of Moses, God came to have a dialogue with Joshua and the theme of the discourse was “COURAGE”. I doubt if the word courage appeared in any other chapter of the bible as it did in Joshua chapter 1.
To be continued…
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