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God has never commanded that people live a life overwhelmed by doing what is right. Throughout Bible history, God’s leaders have struggled with the fear of delegating control to others—because it indicates a failure to trust God and allow him to work through them. Truth is, some tasks God assigns personally to those he has gifted for such a time as this—Daniel, Esther, Gideon and Samson are just a few examples of folks specifically gifted for the tasks set before them. But, Gideon led troops that fought the Midianite, Daniel was the top administrator in both Babylon and Persia. They did what they were gifted to do and delegated the rest.
Jethro told Moses to do what God has gifted him to do—and delegate the rest. God calls us to do the same. We should never avoid taking on the challenges and ministries we know we have been prepared to embrace. We should also be free to delegate those tasks that overwhelm us and draw us away from what is singularly our calling. Satan uses the urgent to keep us from the important. We are the only ones that can say no, delegate and walk in freedom. The Irony is that we simply cannot delegate the decision to delegate. In short, allow others to be the ministers in your life–that you are in others!
God Bless You
The next day Moses took his seat to serve as judge for the people, and they stood around him from morning till evening. 14 When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, “What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, while all these people stand around you from morning till evening?”
15 Moses answered him, “Because the people come to me to seek God’s will. 16 Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God’s decrees and instructions.”
17 Moses’ father-in-law replied, “What you are doing is not good. 18 You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone. 19 Listen now to me and I will give you some advice, and may God be with you. You must be the people’s representative before God and bring their disputes to him. 20 Teach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave. 21 But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. 22 Have them serve as judges for the people at all times, but have them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases they can decide themselves