Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 93

Scripture Passage: Numbers 20:23-29
Succession is an Important Aspect of Leading
When Moses and Aaron sinned in striking the rock instead of speaking to it, their assignments came to an end. God said, “Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor. And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there.” Aaron was head of the priesthood and Eleazar his son had been groomed to succeed him. As the priestly garment came off Aaron, it was placed on Eleazar. No vacuum was created in this leadership position.
The lesson here is this; no one will live forever and as such no one will lead forever. Someday a leader’s tenure will come to an end by any number of factors; including retirement and death. It is imperative that every leader has a successor waiting to take over. A leader who has no successor to advance his vision has failed in this regard. His vision will end with him.
Prayer: Father, help me to identify and train successors.

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