Never underestimate the strength that there is in a helper. For some reason, we feel as if we’re unsuccessful unless we’re doing everything all the time, a sort of Superman complex that has robbed us of our ability to ask, “Hey, you’re really gifted at this, would you mind helping me?”

I was recently reminded of this in 2 ways. The first way is a positive example. I delegated an important, repeating task to a church member who has done a fantastic job. It has reflected well on both her as a member and me as a leader.

The second example is negative. When someone has a responsibility and fails to accomplish it, suddenly the importance of having faithful, reliable volunteers who actively use their gifts is apparent.

Don’t neglect the gifted people that God has placed around you. They may be there to multiply your productivity, help you grow in humility, or simply to be a friend.


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