Do you need Hobab to help you?

September 5, 2011 — Leave a comment

Hobab was Moses’ brother-in-law. Apparently, he was a clan leader and an overall great man. There is some interaction between Moses and Hobab in Numbers 10. While perusing this passage of scripture, I couldn’t help but doubt Moses’ faith in God.

Numbers 10:31And he said, Leave us not, I pray thee; forasmuch as thou knowest how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and thou mayest be to us instead of eyes.

I read that and thought Moses doubted God’s ability to lead Israel. My assumption was totally unwarranted. God was guiding Israel via a cloudy pillar by day, and a pillar of fire by night. This cloud must have been huge, because upward of three million people saw it each day. The vision from God was very broad. Macro, if you will. But Hobab on the other hand was dealing in the micro realm. For instance, God didn’t point out details like water holes, pasture, or a good place for shade. These were details that somebody needed to take ownership of. Hobab was that man.

God has given each of us a great vision. Who owns the details? What plans are you making in the micro realm that are going to get you to the macro realm that God is calling you to? You need the Hobab element in your life.

Somebody says they want a great marriage; how are they going to get there? Ultimately they will need to plan date nights, surprise getaways, and lots of meaningful time together. So they obviously need the Hobab element in their marriage. Somebody must own the details.

Each team must have people that own the micro while looking to the macro.

My destiny is reached when I pay attention to the details.

Do you need to start delving into the details of your macro vision, to draft the strategy that will enable you to reach your destiny?