Leadership : It Takes a Team

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I am not able to bear all these people alone, because the burden is too heavy for me. Numbers 11:14

God’s answer to Moses’ cry for help was for Moses to share the responsibilities of leadership with a select group. We don’t know a lot about the seventy elders Moses called to aid him.

The Old Testament mentions them only twice, both times to witness God’s presence, power, and glory (Exodus 24). But the second time the elders are called, God expanded their role. This time they were called to participate-thus revealing something remarkable about how God works with leaders. “I will take the Spirit that is upon you,” God told Moses, “and will put the same upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you may not bear it yourself alone” (Numbers 11:17).

When a leader called by God has a burden that becomes too great, God provides help . . . if the leader will ask for it. Not only will the Lord provide helpers to share the load, He will anoint them with His power, just as He did the seventy elders of Israel.

Power Point with Jack Graham

And God said, €œBehold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.

~Genesis 1:29

Even though some people try to deny and ignore it, deep within every person is a craving to seek and to know God. We were given a God-consciousness at our creation; God implanted some of Himself in each and every one of us. That`s why humans are the only creation of God that seeks Him and has an inner need for Him.

For example, one way we are like God is that we are called to reflect His dominion over the earth. God has all power over creation. He can tell lightning when and where to strike and command the seas to do His will. We have a small part of this power that God gave us to subdue and rule the earth.

Another way we are like God is that we have the capacity to make choices. Unfortunately, because we`re all sinful we have made wrong choices, but sin has not canceled out our capacity to accept or reject God`s commands.

Giving us the gift of choice was a risky and costly decision for God, because it cost Christ His life. But it was worthwhile for God because He wants us to choose Him, not be programmed by Him. He loved us, chose us, and saved us, and He wants us to love and choose Him.

The bottom line is you and I were made for God. He wants us to make the choice to accept His Son as our Savior so that we will be with Him forever. If you haven`t done so already, I challenge you to do that today.

[tags]Leadership, Bible, Self-Improvement[/tags]

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