Last week, I talked simplifying and choosing ONE thing to make incremental changes that will lead to radical results. The problem with adding ONE thing is SUBTRACTING something less important to find the room. Christians often take on responsibilities that God never intended for us to own. We send so much time searching for what God wants us to do, but do we also focus on what he does NOT want us to do? In the verse below, Moses was aware of the need for someone to settle disputes among the Israelites. Moses was getting depleted because he was trying to do too much and finally his father-in-law challenged the wisdom of his actions. In fact, Moses was micro-managing and robbing the leadership growth for others.
Exodus 18:14 (NIV)
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?”
So, What… for This Week?
When you become aware of a need, don’t assume God wants you to meet it. If you are feeling overwhelmed by all that you are doing, your are probably doing more than God has asked. Pray carefully about what you take on and don’t rob yourself AND others of God’s best!