Man, I’ve been thinking about this for a while. What an awesome example! Cheers!
Releasing your disciples
Good reminder…thanks Seth.
Mikey, Mikey, Mikey…Just last night I was bragging on this young man to some folks @ church. He knew his calling and was able to get connected w/ someone who would train them to be effective.
There were many who thought he was running from responsibility when he went w/ you…I’m sure I wasn’t the only one to brag you/AIM up and tell them to wait/watch what God was going to do in Mike.
I love that guy so much…Thank you for sticking w/ him.
Right on! This brings back many memories of discipling my athletes, etc while coaching and teaching as well as stirs the future in doing so. Thanks!
Wes – very cool to hear that. thanks for believing in him and me!
Seth, this is the HEART of what we are to be about!
* It makes no sense to protect and then release your investment (unless it is Kingdom stuff).
* It makes no sense to give your investment to others who will benefit (unless it is Kingdom stuff).
* It makes no sense to work hard to build something, never to receive the credit (unless of course it is Kingdom stuff).
Oh, I hope and pray that the church is going to make a shift in this direction. Thanks so much for this post.
“God, we ask that you would do this in us – ALL of us…”
Bless you man.
there were a number of pivotal times in the lives of my children and girls I have mentored where God would say “ok now get out of their way” There is a time to walk along side and pour into and a strategic time to let go. If you hold on beyond that point it becomes about us instead of them and then we find ourselves in the way of God. Not a good place to be.
Thanks Seth…my experience with the WR so far has shown me that there is this network out there that has been built by those that have gone before that is a spiritual support for those out there doing the Kingdom work. When I was in Nicaragua with E Squad three young women showed up who were once racers and now are living in central america doing ministry in there. They heard we were in town and came to hang with the squad. They poured into the squad and relaxed and had fun with the squad leaders who they knew. I could see their souls were being filled up. Its like this global network of Kingdom workers/warriors. It’s very cool and it seems that, spiritually, they don’t go as far from you as you think!