“So the Lord said to Moses: “Gather to Me, seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them: bring them to the tabernacle of meeting that they may stand there with you. Then I will come down and talk to you there. I will take of the spirit that is upon you 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 11:16 & 17.
Moses became tired and frustrated with the Israelites’ constant complaints (Numbers 11:10-15) and called on God for help. The Lord sent him the above message/command.
As a leader, do not be ignorant to think you are able to carry out ministry work all by yourself. YOU NEED HELPERS. Moses was highly anointed by God to lead thousands of ‘unappreciative’ people, yet he cried out to the Lord for help.
Hey, you can’t blame Uncle Moses, he was human too. He needed HELP and so do you. “No man is an island” A friend of mine would say.
You’re very much anointed, I know. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you, I know that too but everyone needs help at some point. And that’s okay. It isn’t a sign of weakness at all but rather strength.
The King of Kings (Christ) could’ve completed His mission on earth without any input from the twelve disciples, yet He wanted to show us the strength of unity in the body of Christ and the importance/benefits of helping one another.
This pretty much sums up what Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:11 & 12. “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors, and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ”.
YOU WILL NOT BE ANY GOOD TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD, IF YOU OVER WORK YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO REJECT HELP FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY OF CHRIST.
When we focus on the ultimate goal which is, the Glorification of Christ by seeking the Kingdom of God above everything, then we would be more than happy to RECEIVE and BE help to one another.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up.” Ecclessiates 4:9 & 10.
Ask God to teach you how to be a good team player in the body of Christ, if you’re struggling with this.
I’m praying for you.