Leaders Do Less

“Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “The thing that you are doing is not good. You will surely wear out, both yourself and these people who are with you.” (Ex 18:17-18)

Moses took it upon himself to hear every concern and struggle that the Israelite people had.  He thought good leadership meant handling every person and every detail.  His father-in-law thought otherwise.  Turns out, God agreed with Jethro and not Moses.

Turns out good leadership isn’t the same as doing everything for people.  Good leadership trusts people. David had his mighty men. Joshua led Israel’s army as a young man while Moses looked on with staff held high.  Jesus had His apostles and sent out the seventy.

“If you do this thing and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure, and all these people also will go to their place in peace.” (Ex 18:23)

Leadership that delegates doesn’t face burn out, and is exponentially more effective.  Delegation empowers people to serve and work instead of just being spoon-fed truth by the already mature.  To exercise their talents and gifts instead of simply waiting for others to make it happen.

“and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” (2 Tim 2:2)

#Biblebites Matt. 4:4

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