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September 1st, 2007

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“Moses’ father-in-law replied, ‘What you are doing is not good. 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.’” Ex 18:17-18 (NIV)

Where there is order there is fruitfulness.

God is a God of order, not chaos. After leading the children of Israel out of Egypt, Moses faced an administrative nightmare. He was spending all of his time trying to solve all the problems among the people. All day long he would sit and listen to each side of the story as people lined up for miles awaiting his hearing.

Fortunately, God sent Jethro to the rescue. Jethro was willing to speak truth into Moses’ life and confront his leadership paralysis. Jethro challenged Moses to delegate to entrusted men.

“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. That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you.” Ex 18:22 (NIV)

Doesn’t that minister to you? “That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you.” Who is sharing your load? Are you connected to a church organized through Sunday School?

Your small group will share your load. Life can be heavy and often our load exceeds our limit.

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Saturday, September 1st, 2007 at 1:00 am
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