Sometimes you and I can feel like nobody can do what we do, but we all know that isn't true. We are all replaceable. The sad truth is we don't go through the replacement phase well. John Quincy Adams was the 6th President of the United States. He started at a young age being a leader. At 15 years old he was the Secretary for the Delegation to negotiate the end of the Revolutionary War. And at age 81 he died while being the Speaker of the House. The year leading up to his death he was working hard on getting slavery abolished. He had the House convinced but the Senate was holding everything up. He had a 3 part plan to get it done. However, he didn't think he was the only one who could accomplish this. He began helping people who supported abolishing slavery elected to congress. And he spent the last year of his life pouring into a young man newly elected. They formed such a good relationship that this young man served as a pallbearer for his funeral. This man was Abraham Lincoln. When Lincoln was elected in 1961 he begins to implement the 3 part plan of John Quincy Adams.
This is an amazing story. One man decided to pour into the younger generation to make sure what was right was accomplished. Do we do this? Do we pour into the next generation or are we too busy criticizing their dress, music, and other things they do which we don't like? We must find a way to pour into the next generation and see what God might do.
The future is here. The time to act is now. The time to pour into them is the present.
May God help us pour into the next generation. May we be a light for future generations
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