One of the most gratifying things that can happen to a leader is to invest time, prayer, counsel and confidence in a young leader and see them develop, grow, gain confidence and fulfill all that their God-given potential! I’ve had that privilege to see that happen over the years! Believe me, it is a satisfying experience… an exquisite delight! I love investing in young leaders!
Paul expressed it so well about Titus, who was a protégé he had the privilege of mentoring. He said, “Thanks be to God, who put it into the heart of Titus the same earnest care I have for you! … He is my partner and fellow worker for your benefit.” (2 Corinthians 8:16 & 23)
As I reflected on those words this morning during “coffee with the Lord” a multitude of faces and names flashed through my memory – each one bringing a gratifying sense of fulfillment! Believe me it pays to invest in others! It pays to invest in emerging young leaders! It pays to invest in the next generation!
If you’re doing that today… investing in a young leader, God bless you! If someone is investing in your life and leadership… Thank God for them… and thank them personally! Do your best to replicate what best in their leadership for the glory of God! It will mean the world to them!