Deuteronomy 3:26-28 New International Version (NIV)
26 But because of you the Lord was angry with me and would not listen to me. “That is enough,” the Lord said. “Do not speak to me anymore about this matter. 27 Go up to the top of Pisgah and look west and north and south and east. Look at the land with your own eyes, since you are not going to cross this Jordan. 28 But commission Joshua, and encourage and strengthen him, for he will lead this people across and will cause them to inherit the land that you will see.”
God made it very clear that Moses would not enter the Promised Land. He would get to see it, but that was where it stopped. Moses was to commission Joshua as the new leader and to encourage him. Moses had lead the people and had followed God. Now it was time for the transfer of leadership. Have you ever had to release a leadership role? Were you ready to release the control you had as a leader? Maybe you are facing this for the first time. New leaders will always need to be commissioned as leaders step down to allow new leaders to lead. Good leaders prepare their people to function without them and look for leadership potential in others. Look for others’ potential. Give them the training they need. Look for ways to encourage them. A strong leader looks for potential in others, trains them, and encourages them. Be a strong leader.