Numbers 27:15-16,18,20
“Moses said to the Lord, “May the Lord, the God who gives breath to all living things appoint someone over this community…”
“So the Lord said to Moses, “Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit of leadership, and lay your hand on him”
“Give him some of your authority so the whole Israelite community will obey him.” 
Moses recognized the need for a leader to be raised up to replace him and lead Israel forward into their next season. When he brought this need to God, he discovered that God had already supplied Joshua as that “next” leader. Joshua already had the “spirit of leadership” in him, and had demonstrated the heart of a Godly leader in the situation with the spies. God had prepared him, now it was up to Moses to empower Joshua, mentor him, give him an appropriate measure of authority, and publicly affirm the calling on his life. 
God has prepared leaders to guide His people forward through each changing season. This continuing succession of service and leadership is rooted in God himself. It must begin with a humble heart before God, and a “spirit of leadership” from God himself.
In this church, God has put leaders in place for this season, and He is already preparing leaders for the next season. My job is to fulfill my calling in this season to the best of my ability with the help of God, while also pouring into the leaders of the “next” season.
As God gives opportunity, I must be ready to affirm the “next” leaders, and give them a measure of authority in this current season–so that the Gospel may be shared without hindrance or interruption, and so the kingdom would grow and the Body be strengthened. 
God, thank you for the privilege of serving in your kingdom! Help me to fulfill what you have called me to do with excellence, and give me wisdom to pour into leaders who will lead the Body forward into things even greater than my own capacity or ability. 

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