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Word for Today / Reach for Help

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Reach for Help

‘The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone.’ Exodus 18:18 NIV

God has placed people within your reach who are willing to help you. If you don’t accept their help, you will be frustrated and they will be unfulfilled because they’re not using their gifts. God hasn’t called you to do everything, for everybody, in every situation. You can’t be all things to all people all the time! You yourself have legitimate needs, and when they are not met you suffer and so do the people around you. There’s nothing wrong with needing help and asking for it; in fact, it’s wrong to need help and be too proud to ask.

Because the children of Israel looked to Moses for everything, he tried to be ‘all things to all people.’ And that’s when he reached a breaking point. So his father-in-law suggested he delegate some of his authority and let others make the less important decisions while he made the more important ones. It worked! Moses did what Jethro suggested and it enabled him to succeed in his assignment. Plus, those under his leadership got to enjoy a sense of accomplishment too. It was a win/win, and the job got done right!

Question: Are you complaining that people are placing too many demands on you, and you’ve too much to do? Are you reluctant to let others help because you don’t think anyone can do the job as well as you? Look out! The Scriptures caution about developing ‘an exaggerated opinion of your [own] importance.’ (Romans 12:3 AMP) Reach for help. You’ll last longer and enjoy life more if you do!

written by Bob Gass
"I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing." John 15:5

Indeed when we truly work alone what can we accomplish more than nothing?
And then...

"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Matt 18:20

But how does the Body of Christ work?

"For the body is not one member, but many." I Cor 12:14

"And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. "
Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:" I Cor 12:21-22

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