From Numbers 11, this is the fourth of 6 key lessons we can learn from Moses’ attitude towards his problems and how God used those problems to increase Moses’ leadership capacity.
Leadership Lesson 4: Don’t ever forget the destiny to which God has called you.
Moses had amnesia – he forgot his call, what God did for him, who God is and what his destiny in God was!
When leaders start to have amnesia, it is a slippery slide to a dangerous place. Moses, who man who saw God in the burning bush, Moses the great leader who stood before Pharaoh and declared “let my people go”, Moses who crossed the Red Sea and witnessed countless miracles, Moses the one who received The Ten Commandments from God’s hand – now just wanted to die! Why? Because he could not, or did not, want to remember what His God is capable of.
When significant things happened in the Old Testament, most leaders built an altar, so that they, and future generations, would remember what happened there. Start building altars in case you start having amnesia!
As we drive towards our destiny we must have a rear vision mirror that will show us all the great things that God has done for us!
Ps 103:2 urges us not to forget all the good things He has done in our life.
- How is your memory of what God has spoken to you and done in your life?
- How are you building Alters?
We see challenges and problems negatively, we think they are intended to destroy and damage us. But God has promised us that He will work all together for good, so we should start seeing opportunities emerging through our challenges and problems.