Having laid the foundations for his letter, Paul now gives Titus a task,
This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you…
Rather than look at the church leadership structure implications here, let us instead look at the character Titus needed for the job. His task was pretty big,
After a successful evangelistic campaign on the island of Crete, there were a lot of young Christians to take care of…When a job is hard, there are basically two kinds of people. With one you say, “The job is really hard, so we can’t send him.” With the other you say, “The job is really hard, so we must send him.” Titus seemed to be of the second kind.
Titus had the big job of putting what remained into order, and he also had the job of appointing elders. It stands to reason that Paul thought Titus was up to the task.
Taking this from there to here, them to us;
if God were to give you such an important task,
if you were given a job of the importance of Titus’ from Paul,
are you up to the task?
Are you willing, ready, and able to say ‘Here I am, send me!’ (Isaiah 6.8)?
Do you feel up to the task, no matter what the task may be?
Do you know, really know deep-down, that where God guides, He provides, and that no matter how weak, small, or feeble you feel that this will actually improve your ability to be up to the task (2 Corinthians 12.9)?
Taking aside our ability to actually do the task God gives to us, perhaps this is a better thought to carry into today – am I ready and willing, am I willing to say ‘Here I am, send me?’.