Joshua is one of the most important yet least understood characters of the Old Testament. It is as if he is the Holy Spirit’s chosen vessel to communicate principles of leadership. From the first mention of his name to the last - practically every mention of Joshua’s name has a principle for successful leadership attached to it.
I used to have the idea that God really didn’t care about or desire my success, and any attempt to study or learn success principles must have vanity as the motivating factor, so God wouldn’t bless that. But I have discovered that God is actually EAGER to help you be successful so long as your heart has the right motivation -
2 Chronicles 16:9 (ESV)9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him.
As a matter of fact the only time in all the Bible that God says, “I WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL IF YOU DO THIS” is in the book of Joshua. Now, it doesn’t take a genius to know that if God Himself gives you a principle and guarantees that if you live out this principle you will be successful - that’s something that really ought to have your attention.