Someone is always doing whatever you have been called do to in life and ministry. Those who have successfully done what you are about to do or are doing are pictures of what you can do in life and ministry. These are people who are above you in your area of calling, not necessarily by reason of age but proven results. The impacts and the examples of those higher than you are to lead you to higher grounds in life and ministry. One of the easiest ways to accomplish anything great in ministry and arrive at the ultimate is to locate and follow the footprints of those who have done what you are about to do and have proven track records and results. When you locate them follow them to learn what you need. Your responsibility is to follow and not to run them down. That ye be not slothfull, but followers of them, who through faith and patience inherit the promises.