Wednesday – History
Reading – Joshua 16-18
“Joshua replied, “If there are so many of you, and if the hill country of Ephraim is not large enough for you, clear out land for yourselves in the forest where the Perizzites and Rephaites live.””
Joshua 17:15 NLT
Consider that this is just after Caleb asked for land that he would have to conquer. Joshua wasn’t putting up with Ephraim and Manasseh and their pleas for more land. As far as he was concerned, they could go conquer their own land.
Maybe the leaders of Ephraim and Manasseh were acting like spoiled brats.
Maybe they just needed a good kick in the pants.
Joshua was glad to provide it.
I don’t know about you but sometimes I just need a good kick in the pants to get motivated.
I may not like it at the time, but I need it.
Likewise, there are times when I as a parent or a leader, I need to give out the kick.
Not literally, mind you.
But sometimes those I lead need a little extra motivation to get moving. The tricky part is knowing when.
Are you in need of a little more “Seat of your pants” motivation?
Do you know someone who needs a little motivation?
Are you in their sphere of influence to be able to provide that motivation?