Numbers 11:29 (NIV) But Moses replied, “Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the LORD’s people were prophets and that the LORD would put his Spirit on them!
Leadership that encourages new leadership is a gift from God.
One of the divine giftings of a Kingdom leader is to recognize when God is raising new leadership and be a catalyst to affirm and encourage it.
These genuine kingdom leaders also model a level of humility that God blesses.
On the other hand, leaders who are insecure about their leadership will put down and not recognize new leadership in order to maintain their own status.
The Bible says that Moses was one of the humblest men on the face of the earth. That is why God used him as a leader to bring an entire nation out of bondage.
There is something divine about leaders God uses, even amidst there own flaws and proclivities. These God-ordained leaders demonstrate the heart of God in critical times.
Joshua at this time was being prepared by the Lord for leadership teaches us some critical lessons in this passage as well.
We read and notice Joshua protectively was concerned that two young men who prophesied in the camp and considered this an affront to Moses’ leadership (Read verses 26-29, young men named Eldad and Medad).
Please notice, Moses viewed the same situation and the young men very differently. Moses viewed it from an eye of a Kingdom leader who modeled humility and a Kingdom focus.
Moses was secure in his own leadership and so he did not need to put down these young men or others who he might surmise or construe as usurping his leadership.
A leader who develops leaders has a leader’s heart.
Moses was a leader who developed leaders, and he understood that the Lord was on His side, he was not destructively controlling and was open to authentic help.
Authentic leaders from the Lord, always find a way to teach, learn, and build in constructive or destructive situations. Moses had a leader’s heart throughout his lifetime,
When we consider the insecure leadership of King Saul, he represented the opposite of this principle with young David.
The people began to see God raising David into leadership. However, because Saul had a stronghold of insecurity in his life, he was not able to affirm God’s new leader.
This ultimately led to Saul’s removal. God rejected Saul because of this and other destructive leadership strongholds (Read it in, I Samuel Chapters 15-30). Saul did not have a leader’s heart.
The Kingdom of God is in great need of leaders who are secure in their leadership. If God has called you to be a leader, look for opportunities to encourage new leaders.
It is this spirit, I believe the Lord will ensure that you will fulfill the potential, purpose, and plan, of your life.
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