The 10th and final quality of a warrior is…
10. WARRIORS LEAVE A LEGACY
Great Leaders know that there is No Success without a Successor.
(Matthew 28:18-20, John 20:21-22)
“The works that I do, you shall do, and greater works, because I go to the Father…” (John 14:12)
Almost from the first day He was with them, Jesus told His followers that He would be with them only a short time. From time to time they argued with Him about the limited tenure He described, but He continued to reiterate that it was right for Him to go. From the beginning, He prepared them for life when He was gone. He modeled how to depend on the Holy Spirit and impact others.
“Jesus said, ‘Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19)Jesus’ IDEA of mentoring:
I – Instruction in a life related context. He taught them with His words.
D – Demonstration in a life related context. He taught them by His example.
E – Experience in a life related context. He taught them with their own experience.
A – Assessment in a life related context. He taught them through evaluating their growth.
As you look back over your life, do you see any “turning points”; that is, a key event or experience that changed the course of your life or set you on a different track? One of the resources I can recommend is from my friend Pastor Matt Keller. It is his book “God of the Underdogs.”