As you devote your time and energy to completing your mission. You will notice how much the mission is changing you. Your mission will take you to new places you never dreamed of. It will require you to do things you never dreamed of. Clarity around your mission increases over time. And as you gain more clarity, you will see the need to change your approach to life. It takes humility for you to succeed in your quest to steer your world towards a better future. You must be open to receiving feedback on your efforts. The feedback will show you exactly how much you need to change.
When the Almighty God made it clear that Elisha would succeed Elijah as his prophet. Elisha understood that he had to grow into a prophet by serving Elijah. It is necessary to note that God did not stipulate a condition of service when he directed Elijah to anoint Elisha (1 Kings 19:15-16). So, Elisha evolved from his original roots as a farmer. He became the prophet’s apprentice and personal servant (2 Kings 3:11-12). After Elijah’s ascension, Elisha became a prophet in his own right. He became so important to his nation that on his deathbed, the King went down to him and wept before him, crying, “My father, my father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” (2 Kings 13:13-21). Every step of the way demanded he evolve into something else. That was the only way he could fulfil his destiny as a watchman tasked with watching his nation.
Your mission will take you to places you are not comfortable with. You will have to grow and evolve with the times. As long as you are committed to getting the job done. You will always need some initial training to be effective in your role as a watchman tasked with steering us towards where God wants us to go. When you start working, you will always notice the need for more discipline and work ethic. The strategies that produced fifty measures will not be sufficient to produce five hundred measures. You will become irrelevant if you ignore the need to change.