The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you. Titus 1:5 NIV
In this passage, Paul flat-out tells Titus that he was ready to lead his own ministry and that his mission was now to continue from where his mentors had brought and left him (Both spiritually and physically). Titus’s love for God was proven. He had been a faithful student. He had been chosen by Paul to continue his work in the great commission.
Did Titus feel ready to take over? Did he feel ready to now lead others in Paul’s absence? I think probably not, but it was his time and his responsibility. No, it was his obligation.
Over the years, I’ve been surrounded by many godly men and women who were there to teach me, lift me up, inspire me, correct me, love me, and guide me. In my youth, I had no understanding of what they were really doing or why they were doing it. But the day came, as it was supposed to when I was struck with the enormity of my situation. Each one of those loving people had poured into me, just as others had poured into them, and I am now obligated to pass those lessons on. It’s my job as a Kingdom man. I’ve been left to continue the work from here, whether I think I’m ready or not.
Daily Battle Order:
Like Titus, our time has come for us to continue the crusade and we’ve been left now to teach, lift up, inspire, correct, love, and guide others. Look around you. Find your Timothy. Find your Titus and pour into others the lessons of Christ every single day. Build them up. Get them ready. It will soon be their turn.