I’m a firm believer in the power of mentorship. It provides the young leader with a development model and strengthens the mentor in their own areas of leadership. Once such example occurs in II Kings 2:9-10 with Elisha and Elijah.
When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” “Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied. “You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah said, “yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours—otherwise not.”
It’s this type of relationship as a mentor that Elijah was able to prepare Elisha after his departure to heaven.
John Maxwell define’s Elisha’s preparation the following way:
1. He was anointed to replace Elijah
2. Elisha touched Elijah’s mantle long before he entered his ministry.
3. He burned his farming tools.
4. He stuck with Elijah wherever he went.
5. He absorbed all he could from Elijah.
1. Leaders must understand their call and roll.
2. Leaders must wait on God’s perfect timing for their authority.
3. Leaders must surrender former ambitions
4. Leaders must pursue good mentors.
5. Leaders must hunger to grow and develop.
Have a Blessed Day!