There is a rule that we are not too familiar with in India called the ‘right of way’. We usually believe that whatever lane we are driving on is the right way and others fall in for their own well-being, creating perfect chaos.
Right of way simply means one yields to another on basic principles to create free flow of traffic. One example is the vehicles going down the road yields to the ones coming uphill, because the ones going downhill can pick up speed more easily.
My senior pastor used to tell us a story about how a well-known speaker intentionally messed up his sermon because a lesser experienced speaker was to speak after him. He did not want to overshadow his ministry to come.
The preacher who made way for the struggling young preacher may not have made the best impression to the crowd that day but he’s already a winner in setting up someone to succeed.
David speaking about Absalom his son who rebelled against him said: “O my son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you—O Absalom, my son, my son!” 2 Samuel 18:33.
Real spiritual fathers and leaders are ready to bleed, if required but choose not to kill the destiny of another.
Like Paul to Timothy, Elizabeth to young Mary, senior leaders to younger leaders, successful pastors to pastors who are just starting.
Jesus was not afraid to promise the disciples that if they believe they could do more than what He did. That’s God’s way – even in failures, He is setting you up to succeed!
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Today, at your workplace, in your church, or with the skill sets God has given you – strive to set someone else to succeed without expecting a reciprocation.
Beating competition is the world’s way of measuring success. But beating the spirit of competition to “what God wants”, no matter what the outcome be, is the Kingdom way of building real winners.