When Leaders Are At Their Best, Mentoring Moments, the 1 min blog
As arrows are in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy, blessed, and fortunate is the man whose quiver is filled with them! Psalm 127:4-5
One of the greatest joys of leadership is watching someone you’ve lead develop into a strong leader. Sitting back and watching them while thinking “Yep, I knew you could do it,” is it’s own reward.
But what happens when that person, in whom you have poured so much into decides to go to another field, organization or church? Oh NO!
The Bible teaches that children are like arrows in the hand of a warrior. But if you’re like me, you like to collect bright shiny arrows and keep them. Shooting them seems like a waste of all the years it took to carve, sharpen and refine that arrow.
It takes love and patience to build people, and a Kingdom mindset to let them go. God’s plans sometimes reach beyond our organizations. Don’t be afraid to let a team member fly into their next assignment.
And He sent out His arrows and scattered them; and He flashed forth lightnings and put them to rout. Psalm 18:14
Success and progress!