Read 1 Chronicles 7
Focus on verse 27
In the Chronology of Israel, Joshua the son of Nun is mentioned along with all the rest of the descendants of Ephraim like any other ordinary person. In many ways Joshua was an ordinary person., yet he was the one God chose to step into the shoes of Moses and lead Israel into the promised land.
Funny thing about really great people…they typically don’t make it their objective in life to become famous or powerful. It just happens to them as they obediently fulfill the purpose the Lord created them for. Some, like Moses, even resist by attempting to discourage God from choosing them. As for those who make it their ambition to become great…it often doesn’t end well for them, they become frustrated when people do not give them the recognition they believe they deserve, and in some cases become infamous for their pride and arrogance, rather than famous for their generous contribution to humanity.
Joshua the son of Nun, didn’t resist becoming the leader of Israel as far as we know, nor does it appear that he sought the responsibility. He was just an ordinary man who allowed the Lord to use him in extraordinary ways.