Train Them Well
October 6, 2022
From Pastor Cody Paige
October is finally here. The weather is getting chilly. The stores are packed with pumpkins. Football season is well underway, and I can’t wait for Basketball season to start. I’m excited because this year Lebron James is projected to claim the number 1 spot on the all time scoring list. This record has been held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar since April 5, 1984.
What has been interesting to me is that Kareem and Lebron used to have a decent relationship. However, as Lebron has inched his way closer and closer up the All Time scoring list the relationship eroded. Now Lebron is projected to pass him this season. Lebron was asked at a preseason game if there was any contact between he and Kareem. To that question Lebron said, “No contact, and no relationship.”
Isn’t it sad that Kareem who could have been a mentor, instead chose to be a hater because of his insecurities.
This makes me ask the question, “What am I doing to train the next generation?”
Sometimes we don’t want to train another, because we are afraid they’ll take our spot. What we fail to realize is that all of us occupy our space for a set about of time allotted by God. It’s our responsibility to train the young to take over when it’s our time to step down.
If you don’t believe me look at Moses and Joshua. Deuteronomy 31: 7 says, “Then Moses called Joshua and said to him in front of all Israel, “Be strong and have strength of heart. For you will go with this people into the land the Lord has promised to their fathers to give them. And you will bring them in to take it.”
Moses privately and publicly empowered Joshua to lead.
Church that’s our responsibility to the younger generation.
We must train them to pray
Train them to serve
Train them to think
So that when our time has passed, we can hand them the keys to our office.
Pray for God to show you someone to mentor, and train them well.