I read a book by my dear friend, Dr. Chuck Stecker that has truly amazed me and my thinking. So with this permission I am writing a chapter by chapter blog on this tremendous book.
First, Chuck is a retired Colonel, Army Ranger and past member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Pentagon and founder of A Chosen Generation.
Dr. Gene Getz wrote the forward of the book and here are a few quotes that many of us experienced Pastor and relate to. When he wrote the forward he was 85 and at the printing he was 86. At 71 yrs he passed the mantle of leadership to his successor and has not taken it back. BUT he has; "never gave up the baton of engagement."
Maybe you are thinking or have been told its time to give up the baton. In the next few weeks as we go through this I hope to show you your time is NOT up. God has called you not man. So man can't tell you to stop only God can.
God will tell you when it is your time to raise up you successor, but it's not the time to give up serving Jesus Christ. As Chuck says, "retirement is not in the Bible."
Moses words in Psalm 90:10-12 reads Our lives last 70 years or, if we are strong, 80 years...Teach us to number our days carefully so that we many develop wisdom in our hearts.