by Danita Bye
Throughout our lives, seemingly random, disconnected events take place. Then one morning you wake up and recognize, Everything I’ve experienced has been leading up to this. You realize that God intentionally guided and weaved your years of gaining skills, experiences, and wisdoms for an extraordinary purpose.
Your influence doesn’t stop when you achieve success, or when you retire. In Robert Clinton’s book “The Making of a Leader: Recognizing the Lessons and Stages of Leadership Development,” Clinton reflects on his studies of leaders. Many build successful enterprises and then dream of a successful retirement of relaxing, golfing, travel, or spending time with hobbies. They believe that’s what they’ve worked toward – the freedom to no longer contribute their talents to the workforce.
They’re unaware of the next stage, and the magnitude of it. The significance of faithfully passing the leadership baton to the next generation.
What appear to be the unrelated events of your life, your work, and the people who cross your path – all are arranged by God to prepare you for this climax. Clinton terms it Convergence, the stage at which you can, if you choose, have the most far-reaching impact.
What exactly is this stage?
Leaders build leaders. Top leaders are aware that the most significant legacy they will leave, in both their work and families, is of equipping the next generation of leaders. This is the godly stewardship of their accumulated skills, talents, and wisdoms.
SOURCE: Christian Post