“Show me the people that you are investing in right now, and I’ll tell you where you will be in five years”
I had a mentor of mine tell me that several years ago, and I’ve never forgotten it. It rings truer and truer everyday. I was reminded of this when reading this passage the other day…
The Lord said to Elijah…anoint Elisha to succeed you as prophet. So Elijah went from there and found Elisha…Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him.
Then (Elisha) left to follow and assist Elijah. ~1 Kings 19
The One Replacing You
Every leader MUST have at least one person they are “throwing their cloak” over in order to teach them, and replace them when it’s time for them to move on.
This should be a person(s) that God has directed to you, and you to them. Don’t leave such a great choice up to your own “wisdom.”
The One Training You
Everyone of us has to have mature experienced leaders that we give permission to speak real hard hitting truth into our lives. We have to be transparent, open and willing to answer the hard questions. We give these permission to see us for who we really are, and never become offended or defensive.
So, answer these two questions:
Who are you throwing you cloak over right now?
Who are you following and learning from?