Some of us are natural leaders: people just follow us. Wherever we go and whatever we do, we are assured of a constant (or changing) ever-present group of followers.
Some of us can demand followership based on our rights; rights such as our position and/or titles. People follow us simply because they are trying to either avoid punishment or gain rewards.
Some of us desire fame, prestige, attention, and thus seek ways to increase our sphere of influence; attracting people, working on our charisma.
And then, there are most of us, who simply sit and await such a one.
Truth is, we all understand leadership to be a hard thing. How many of us are in control of our own lives? How many parents can confidently say to be able to “control” their children? Or employers their employees?
Deep down, I strongly believe, we all know leading is no easy task. What we often ignore, however, is that following isn’t either!
In the second book of Timothy 2:2, Paul encourages Timothy with the following words,
You’ve heard my message, and it’s been confirmed by many witnesses. Entrust this message to faithful individuals who will be competent to teach others. (The Msg)
Both mentors and mentees must be chosen carefully!
Today, I will not say much. I have simply come to encourage you to join me in studying the relationship between Elijah & Elisha and Elisha & Gehazi (read 1 Kings 19, 2 Kings 2 & 5). There are too many lessons in these few chapters..
Make sure to come back and share!