So those who know me, know that I have always had a problem with delegation. I must say that I am getting better at it, but I never thought I would run across a lesson in delegation in the Bible. However, I just read Exodus chapter 18 about Moses and his father-in-law Jethro. Jethro saw that Moses was acting as the judge for all of the problems that the isrealites were having and Jethro told Moses he was doing way too much. He told him that he needed to delegate, he needed to put trusted people in place to help him judge the easy cases and leave the difficult ones to look after himself.

What a great concept, but is this just to help us get more free time, more time to ourselves, more time to do things that we weant to do? I don’t think so. I think that with this new way of Moses’ judicial system, Moses was able to do more for the Kingdom of God. He didn’t have a full plate of things he needed to do everyday and therefore was able to devote more time to the things that God was wanting him to do.

Jethro helped Moses lighten his load. What things do we need to delegate in our lives to lighten our load? I know in the near future, I will need to do some discerning as to the things that I need to delegate and lighten my load so that I may better serve God in building up the Kingdom here on earth.

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