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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.” Exodus 18:17-18 NIV

A story is given in our theme scripture of Moses’ father in law advising Moses concerning his style of leadership which was bound to burn him out at such pace.

In Psalm 90:12, we see a wiser Moses praying a prayer that shows he had become more time conscious ‘teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom’. It is a sign of maturity when one has learnt to distinguish the important from the unimportant. As a minister, many of the pressures that one may bear come from assuming tasks which God has not assigned; the leader therefore cannot and should not expect God to supply extra strength for things he did not assign.

While this may seem unlike the mercy of God, your spirit shall bear witness with you concerning the ease with which things that align with divine purpose can be done with. Whether it is an assignment outside of your bedtime, a call for encouragement an hour before you are set to wake or an interruption mid lunch that should fill another’s cup or your own — God gives strength to the assigned.

Child of God, make no mistake, God is orderly and methodical and if our perfect example in human form, Jesus Christ himself sought the will of the Father in heaven day and night that he may move with precision, even more of that discipline is demanded of us. Hallelujah!

Prayer: Father I thank you for this wisdom. I have learnt to separate the precious from the vile and to avoid spending my self unnecessarily. I move as an assigned man because I understand not every need I can supply except by your grace. I lean on your spirit to lead and instruct me in every assignment with my name on it that your name may be glorified through our Lord Jesus, Amen! 


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