And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out,
fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod
of God in mine hand. Exodus 17:9
Moses was clear on the instruction to Joshua; he also made it
clear he wasn’t coming on the campaign. By the way this was different from the
situation with David who contrary to traditions decided to stay back in
Jerusalem while Israel was at war. We saw where that landed David in 2 Samuel
Here was an urgent assignment but also very important, a
journey that could lead to the ultimate sacrifice yet he only has one day to
prepare. If you had to make such decision, how will you fare, who will you
choose, why should they go with you?
In times of trouble, you need someone you can call who’ll
pick your call, people you are committed to and who in turn are committed to
you. You must cultivate these relationships before the trouble arises.
In his great networking book, Dig your Well before you’re
Thirsty, Harvey Mackay explains that these relationships must be built
intentionally and serviced regularly. While yours may never be a life or death
situation, (I pray it’s not), trim your list all the same.
you have people in your circle you can trust with your life, how many such
friends can you count, are your accounts in credit with them or overdrawn? Keep
them close and never take them for granted, one day you’ll need them.