I am going to end this series today, with what is a key to raising up other leaders. It is a very important truth, easily stated and understood, but can be hard to work out in practise – it is this: be secure in yourself.
If you raise up leaders and are part of a growing organization, one of the greatest joy about that is you will raise up people who surpass you and pass you by. You need people around you who know more than you and can do things you cannot. But insecurity stops many people from doing that.
I know a lot of leaders who deliberately surround themselves with people who are sub-par to make themelves look good, because they are not secure in Christ. Like Saul, they could not bear to hear a song that claims someone has slain more than them.
As you lead and develop leaders, let me tell you the truth. Let me tell you reality. It is only in developing others that we are success. All other legacies and measures of success crumble, fade, fall apart and end. But what we do for people will last forever. Selah.