With Israel ready to cross the Jordan into the Promised Land, Moses' responsibilities as deliverer and guide are completed. He assigns Joshua to be his successor before giving a last warning to the people to remain true to the covenant. Moses turns his final message into an easily remembered song and teaches it to the people so they in turn can pass it on to future generations. After a parting blessing, he climbs Mount Nebo to catch a glimpse of Canaan, then dies in a location known only to God.
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Did you ever wish you were someone else? Children at play openly imitate their favorite heroes. Though adults are more subtle, they often try to pattern themselves after a popular personality, a successful executive, or an inspirational leader.
Trying to be someone you're not is never easy. There is always the danger that you'll forget who you want to be and accidentally be yourself! From God's viewpoint, desiring to be like someone else is not only unnecessary, it is potentially harmful. God never asks you to be someone or something you cannot be. When God called Joshua to lead the nation, He did not ask him to be another Moses. Moses and his leadership style were totally unique. For deliverance from Egypt, Moses was the man. For military campaigns and conquests in Canaan, however, "General" Joshua was God's choice.
God has a job for you where He can use your talents, gifts, and abilities in distinctive service. Ask Him to show you what it is. Whatever assignment God gives you, don't try to be a Joshua, a Moses, or anyone else. Just be yourself and let God use you!