Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 114

Scripture Passage: Joshua 2:1-21
Wise Leaders Collaborate With the Unavoidable
It was unavoidable that Israel would invade the city of Jericho. It was also unavoidable that when Israel invaded the city of Jericho they would defeat it. Rahab knew this. She had heard stories of how the God of Israel dried up the Red Sea for Israel and how Israel defeated Sihon and Og, kings of the Amorites. Since it was unavoidable that Israel would invade and defeat Jericho, she decided not to fight them but collaborate with them. Hence, she entered into an agreement with Israel via the two spies and she and her entire household were saved. If the king of Jericho had done same he and his subjects would have been saved.
The lesson here is this; wise leaders collaborate with the unavoidable. If they can’t avoid it, and they can’t defeat it, then rather than be destroyed by it, wise leaders collaborate with it and negotiate a win-win situation.
Prayer: Father, give me wisdom to know when to fight and when to collaborate.

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