"But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute,
with her family and all who belonged to her,
because she hid the men Joshua had sent as
spies to Jericho—and she lives among the
Israelites to this day" - Joshua 6:25.
Rahab protected and saved the Israelite spies, and her reward was that her family’s lives were spared. She had to undergo massive changes, however, for she had to transfer cultures from where she had been to live with Israel in order to live. What helped Rahab deal with the change was that her life was in danger. Leaders must help followers understand the need for and price of change when the stakes aren’t so high. While the need for change may not be as severe as it was for Rahab, adapting and accepting change is still an important part of survival at both an individual and corporate level.
LEADERSHIP STEP: Your Step today is to focus on a change that you need to institute at the corporate or family level. First, be clear on what change you seek. Second, determine what it will look like when the change is implemented. Third, decide how you will communicate both the need for the change and how the change is progressing. Finally, how will you know if you were successful?