When Joshua took over leadership from Moses, he did not inherit the rod of Moses. Copying ministry leads to error. Each man must get his strategy from God. Moses used the rod but Joshua didn’t use the rod. He didn’t inherit the rod of Moses; he got his strategy from God. For every battle, Joshua got a divine strategy. 
There is a divine strategy for every assignment that God has, and we must labour to get the divine strategies particular to our assignment in order to fulfill God’s purpose. Moses could have become the next pharaoh; he may have thought that as pharaoh, he will issue a decree to release the children of Israel and they will be free but he would not go with them. He had to go with them, enter the Promised Land, and also lead them out; and he had to wait for the strategy of God, but it took forty years to learn that.
Sometimes we don’t need to spend forty years to learn how to walk in the way of God. We can just learn it immediately; not through the hard way, we can learn it easily. Just say prayerfully now ‘I’m a sheep, Father, I want you to teach me your ways’ and He will teach you His ways. Moses needed the strategy of God to fulfill the purpose of God. 
When Joshua became the leader, he also needed the strategy of God. He didn’t inherit the rod of Moses but He inherited the God of Moses. There’s a great difference between the rod of Moses and the God of Moses. There is nothing wrong with following men, but we must receive their relationship with God, not their methods.

PRAYERLord, walk me through the details of my own strategy and I receive a boost to my walk with You in Jesus’ name.

BIBLE IN A YEARJeremiah 35:1-36:32, 1 Timothy 5:1-25, Psalm 89:14-37, Proverbs 25:25-27