Jonelle Maxwell

So many times we see leaders refusing to allow the next leaders to take the lead. This have hurt our society a whole, but more so as the Body of Christ. It is our responsibility as Kingdom Leaders to train and develop the next generation of leaders that they may lead in righteousness and the ways of the Lord.

Unfortunately, this have not been the case.

We are seeing amongst Christians how many have taken on “everything goes standard and you are still going to heaven” attitude.

I believe God still have a remnant that is still willing to stand for righteousness and walk in the ways of the Lord.


As we take a look in scripture God raised up David, a man after His own heart. He was faithful in tending to the sheep in the background while no one was paying attention. However, God was paying attention.

David was busy doing the dirty part that no one was willing to do. But, David was fit for the assignment. Along with other assignments God entrusted him to fulfill through scripture.

When it was time for him to reign as king, God sent Samuel, the Prophet, to anoint and to make the announcement of David now being king.
I Samuel 16:1-13


Another scenerio in scripture, is our very own Jesus. Also, Jesus was in the place of preparation for 30 years of HIs life before making His grand entrance. Again, God used John the Baptist as a Forerunner to go before Jesus. He was the prophetic voice crying in the desert, saying, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord and make His paths straight” Mark 1:1-9

Not only was John the Baptist was the forerunner for Jesus but he also Jesus first cousin. God used him as an instrument of significance at that time.

Another, thing to take notice is John the Baptist was not trying to be the “Big Cheese” by trying to stay on the scene longer than what he was suppose to. HE UNDERSTOOD HIS PART!

John the Baptist, made the announcement of Jesus coming on the scene and that was that. Although, he paid a terrible price in being martyred in the request of his head of Herodias, the plan of God was still carried out.
Matthew 14:1-12

Understand, we as leaders must learn the Power of the Exit and pass the baton to the next runner. In reality, when we stay in a position too long we become the hindrance instead of the helper.

Learn to discern when your time is up in a particular area and allow someone else to take the lead. This will keep God having to move us when we in fact should be moving ourselves.


And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill thine horn with oil, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.”

I. Samuel 16:1

As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. The voice crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. ‘”

Mark 1:2;3

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