After Moses died, Joshua had to grow up quickly in order to lead the people into the promised land. Joshua was fearful about stepping into his role as a new leader, especially on the heels of Moses's legacy because he wasn't experienced enough, he had a different style than Moses and he saw the challenges that they gave to Moses when he was in leadership.
But God, assured Joshua that he was equipped for the task
This is what God said to Joshua concerning stepping into his new role and reaching for his goal. ... Joshua 1: 3-6 .... "Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them."
So what this means for you and me, since God is no respecter of persons is that when God calls us for ministry: whether it is the ministry of motherhood, fatherhood, marriage, corporate leadership, Kingdom-minded business and entrepreneurship, advocacy, social work, teaching or another ministry God called you to pursue and do, I want you to know...Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon, God has given you. The question is: Do you believe it and receive it?