When we look at the world today, we see huge amounts of people leading others. These leaders are often people with a purpose. There are those whose purposes are for activism, or the better of mankind, and there are those whose purposes are for power and prestige. No matter which leader you are, you will always have one problem that you will have to face in the near future. That problem is letting go of your leadership and to entrust the younger newer generations of leaderships.
Too often in history, when a country has a king, that king will lead until he dies and then his son will become king. If this old king was a great king, his image will over shadow his sons. His son will have to live knowing that his father though dead still have a greater importance than him. His father's legacy will have over shadowed his sons reign. This is the problem of passing down leadership.
It still happens today in businesses, government and families that hold onto traditional customs. A fine example of letting go is Jesus and John the Baptist.
During that time, John in the beginning was of great importance. He started the movement or the ministry for Jesus. He called out to God proclaiming the coming Messiah and denied that he himself was the Messiah. Then when Jesus came around, John knowing who Jesus was, slowly faded away as Jesus started to emerge stronger each passing day.
Leading is never forever. Leading is for a time that God has allowed. For leaders to become great, they too must have disciples and those disciples must have disciples and so on. Holding onto it, will only create chaos, bitterness, and disagreements.
So if you are leading, find someone to lead to fill your hole when you are able to do it no more. If you are a disciple, begin to look for another and begin the process of discipling.
Today's devotion comes from:
He must become greater, I must become less.
Nws yeej yuav loj zuj zus tuaj, tiamsis kuv yuav yau zuj zus mus.