Develop Leaders Not Followers| EP. 134
“Leaders develop leaders not followers.” // Zac Bauermaster
On EP. 134 Garret continues the conversation on the importance of mentoring the next generation. In Judges 2 we read that the next generation after Joshua did NOT have a personal relationship with God. How did this happen? Was Joshua so focused on leading that the didn’t even think about mentoring a successor like Moses had done with him? Fathers, are we so focused on leading in other places that we are NOT mentoring our children? Business leaders, are we so concerned with growing the business that we forget to mentor the younger employees? We cannot dismiss the significance of mentoring the next generation, so that they too will know God and know their purpose. And that they will go on to teach the next generation after them.
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- Masculinity is living life with courage
- When we live with courage it changes the culture around us
- Last week we talked about the importance of mentoring the next generation
- Mentoring the next generation is a courageous act
- Some of the most masculine men in the bible were great mentors
- Last time we talked about the mentor, a man who knows the value of mentor another man, and the protege, a man who was willing to learn
- After Joshua had dismissed the Israelites, they went to take possession of the land, each to their own inheritance. The people served the Lord throughout the lifetime of Joshua and of the elders who outlived him and who had seen all the great things the Lord had done for Israel. Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died at the age of a hundred and ten. And they buried him in the land of his inheritance, at Timnath Heresi in the hill country of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash. After that whole generation had been gathered to their ancestors, another generation grew up who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel. Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord and served the Baals. They forsook the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They aroused the Lord’s anger because they forsook him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths.” Joshua 2:6-13
- At this point in the story, Joshua was in charge now and his time was coming to an end
- How did this happen? How did the Israelites get to this point?
- Was Joshua so focused on leading that the didn’t even think about mentoring a successor?
- “Leaders develop leaders and not followers.” // Zac Bauermaster
- Fathers, are we so focused on leading in other places that we are NOT mentoring our children?
- What’s distracting you?
- Business leaders, are you so focused on growing the business that you’re not mentoring the younger men/employees?
- Retired men, are you so focused on retired life, that you are not getting into the messiness of mentorship?
- Men, the mission that God has given us will live beyond us
- We cannot dismiss the significance of mentoring the next generation, so that they too will know God and know their purpose. And that they will go on to teach the next generation after them