Thursday: 18th October, 2018
Reference text: Luke 10:1-9
Luke 10:2 So he instructed them, “The harvest is vast, but the workers are few. So ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers out into his harvest.
If there is a reality I have come to know over the course of time, it is that no one is truly a jack of all trades. However diversified one’s skill sets may be, there comes a time when it is impossible to do somethings by yourself and have to assign them to others. Therefore, for those who find it difficult to trust others to take care of things on their own, this can be a very difficult decision to make.
Jesus talks to the disciples about a harvest and its labourers, but his instruction to them was not to go around finding labourers themselves, but to ‘ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his vineyard’. If it was in their capacity to fulfil this task, they would have been told to do it. However, this task was one not for them, but for God to do.
Beloved, we sometimes get caught up in situations where the one thing we actually need to do is to solicit assistance and help from others. In other words, we have to learn to turn over some tasks to others because they aren’t ours to do. Many people take on a mindset that ‘if you cannot do a particular thing, that makes you a weak, incompetent and a coward’, but that is so far from the truth.
Sweetheart, you are not here to do ‘everything’ and that is why you are not gifted to do everything. If you take your eyes off the things you are able to do, just to focus on a non existent ability to do everything, you will lose the plot. The Lord of the harvest is ready to send labourers into his vineyard when He is asked, so don’t go running around doing that job for him and stay focused on what you can do.
Remember # you have to trust others to perform their assigned tasks.