1 Kings 19:19 – 21, “God appoints Elisha as Elijah’s successor.”

This is very significant for Elijah to hear. Elijah up to this point had what we might call a “Messiah complex”. He thought everything depended on him! He had said, “I am the only one left and now they are trying to kill me too!” The truth was that he thought he was the only one but there were thousands of others who hadn’t bowed to the Baals and there were others who would be willing to be called into service. I think we need to hear these words well! If we want to have joy in our ministries, we should never think that everything depends on us. We should always remember that God can and will use others to do his will in the world.