In the Old Testament, a man named Joshua served at Moses' right hand for years. He studied at the side of a great man, observed his devotion to God, fought when it was necessary, and devoted himself to prayer. When Moses passed away Joshua became the new leader of the Israelites and led them into the Promised Land. Their example brings to mind two questions that all leaders need to answer:
1. Who is our Moses?
2. Who is our Joshua?
There isn't a leader that has "arrived" at the point of not needing a mentor and guide to invest in them. As I am fond of saying, "If you're still here, you ain't done yet!" The second question is equally as important as genuine Christian leaders realize the importance of equipping the next generation. We have a deep responsibility to submit to investment and accountability while we pour ourselves out into others. To do one without the other creates an egotistical, spiritually dehydrated leader that won't last and certainly won't leave a legacy.