Many times people tend to brag about the vision they have and want to pursue. But in order to pursue vision, one’s vision has to die for the greater vision! We can look at the life of Elisha. He was a middle manager on his father’s farm. In order for him to pursue greater vision, he had to walk away from everything, and he had to ensure that there was nothing left for him to look back to as a distraction. Sometimes God has to move you from your very family members, friends, associates and even your community in order to prepare you for the greater vision. Every vision that God has given you has a mentor assigned to prepare you for the vision. Elijah/Elisha, Ruth/Naomi, Esther/Mordecai.
Mentorship is important because there will be some Jordans ahead that you must cross and in order to do so, either your mentor has to go before you or your mentor’s spirit has to rest upon you. Crossing Jordan requires wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Jordan is a dangerous place and not many make it across. In order to cross Jordan, you cannot afford to be distracted or focus on your personal vision and problems. If you are focusing on your problem rather than ensuring you serve and learn from your mentor, you will miss valuable insight and lessons that will allow you the wisdom, knowledge and understanding you need to move forward.
There are a lot of times believers miss God’s will because they become pre-occupied with their own problems. You cannot take up a mantle unless you are being mentored and prepared – whether in the secular or in ministry.A mantle is always something that falls, and you cannot pick up a mantle if you are not at the place serving and submitting to your mentor!
Regardless of the vision, promises and prophecies that God gives you, if you don’t have a mentor that unlocks and births what is inside of youit will never come to fruition. God never sends a person on a journey unless preparation has been made beforehand. The anointing is important because it will protect you on the journey. One can choose to create one’s own blessing and call it God’s blessing because they want to avoid the processing. However, in various Times and Seasons one will go through, if one is not fully prepared, one will crumble under pressure.
Which mantle are you qualified to take up and carry?
Which mentor are you serving?
Are you focusing on your vision or the greater vision?
Are you willing to give up your dreams and visions to get a bigger one?
When Elisha took up Elijah’s mantle, why did he tear his clothes in two?
Do you think you have what it takes to cross Jordan?