You probably know the story that is found in Joshua 6. God told Joshua to march his men around the walls of Jericho for six days. On day seven they were to circle the city seven times, with the priests blaring their trumpets. You can read the details in Joshua 6:2-5.
The following verses tell us that the men did exactly as God had instructed Joshua. But there is one part to the story you may have missed.
Joshua never told the others what they would be doing. No warning about the six days or seven walks on day seven. No details.
For me, this story is not about Joshua. It’s about the men whom he led. They followed the commands of Joshua in real time. No preparation. No rationalization. No explanation of why they were doing what they were doing.
Still, they kept walking, trumpets in hand.
The lesson? When your sponsor or other recovery leader asks you to read a book, attend a meeting, or work a Step, do it. They are God’s representatives in your life.
Recovery Step: What you are asked to do today may bring zero benefits – today. But keep walking. Keep marching. Don’t stall at the wall.