When God told Moses his time was up, my greatest surprise came from his request to God. It wasn’t for long life or something personal. All he wanted was a successor. Dr Myles Munroe of blessed memory said that, ” True leaders don’t invest in buildings. Jesus never built a building. They invest in people. Why? Because success without a successor is failure. So your legacy should not be in buildings, programs, or projects; your legacy must be in people”. Moses didn’t read Myles, but he knew where his priority was. Jesus Christ raised twelve men who affected the world. While success may be counted in structures and what we have acquired in life, great leaders think in generations. Read the verses again. Its a lamentation that accepts Gods proposal, but needs help in structures. Twenty years when you are no more, what will happen to your vision? Moses needed just a man who could lead the people in and out. Emile Durkheim observes that, ” Each new generation is reared by its predecessor; the latter must therefore improve in order to improve its successor. The movement is circular”. God showed him Joshua ( v.18 ). What a way to go home. May your generation raise others who will raise others in that order. May there be a Joshua to take over.
Let the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the Lord be not as sheep which have no shepherd. Numbers 27:16-17 KJV