We never think we have the TIME to train someone else to do what we do.
In many ways, it just seems EASIER to do it all ourselves.
The other day, I was working on my computer TRYING to get a few things done.
It wasn’t a difficult task. But it WAS quite time-consuming, because I had a LOT to do.
Honestly, with a little direction, ANYONE could have done it for me. (It really wasn’t a good use of my skill set.). But I didn’t think I had TIME to show someone how to get it done.
After all, isn’t it faster if I just do it myself??!!
When we train others (raise their potential, invest in them) we aren’t adding to our life – we are multiplying it!
“Leaders who mentor potential leaders multiply their effectiveness. There is no success without a successor.” -Dr. John Maxwell
The truth is; if we want to be successful and leave a real LEGACY, we can’t afford NOT to teach others how to continue our work when we’re gone.
Training a person up front can pay large dividends LATER.
By investing MINUTES now, we may save ourselves hours and even DAYS in the future.
Sometimes we don’t realize, that by MENTORING and raising up qualified people, we’re actually creating a “Mini Me” to take some of the load OFF our own shoulders.
The more we can relinquish to others, the more things will begin to go FASTER and more smoothly for us the next time….and the NEXT!
Pass It On
I know it may seem SIMPLER just to handle everything ourselves. (It’s hard to admit that we’re not indispensable.)
“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” – 2 Timothy 2:2
Each of us has been given special gifts and TALENTS.
If we can DUPLICATE ourselves, we’ll be instrumental in helping develop the hidden potential in God’s NEXT generation of leaders.
Our Prayer For Today
“Father God, thank you for trusting us to teach and train Your next generation of leaders. Thank you for Your Word which gives us the wisdom and clarity for our task ahead. We won’t take this assignment lightly!” Amen