Mentorship is one of the key areas that cannot be sidelined as far as leadership is concerned. Mentorship involves a less experienced or less knowledgeable person learning from a more experienced and or a more knowledgeable individual in an area of expertise with the intention of becoming like the person or even better. It requires that the learner humbles him/herself under the tutelage of the mentor for a considerable period of time.

The relationship between Elijah and Elisha as seen in our passage today is a classic example of a mentoring relationship. Elisha was truly hungry and thirsty for the double portion of Elijah’s anointing and he was willing to follow his master to wherever he went, till he eventually received what he longed for – the double portion of Elijah’s anointing.

LIFE APPLICATION: To be a great leader, you must learn to subject yourself to the mentorship of people who have gone ahead of you, especially in the area of your interest. Life is too short to keep learning from your own mistakes and hence the need to find an experienced person from whom you can glean your life’s lessons.