Thursday: June 11, 2020
Acts 11:25 Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:
Barnabas was described as a man filled with the Holy Spirit and faith, Paul satisfied that same criteria. However, instead of standing alone in ministry, Barnabas set off seeking for Paul from the moment he arrived in Antioch and they worked together within the church for over a year.
Sometimes there is a temptation to go it all alone: to take on an entire workload or responsibility even when our skill set, talents or gifts, suggest we are unable to do our utmost best. Thus, to eliminate the need for sharing ‘glory, praise and commendation’, we would rather prefer to take it all up and go the full distance all by ourselves.
However, we seem to have forgotten that sometimes we just can’t do it alone and we have to reach out. As always, asking for and seeking for a support base from those who are able to, does not make you cowardly; it rather expresses your courage to acknowledge your limitations in order to extend invitations to those who can complement those gaps.
Ultimately, no one person can work across the whole spectrum of job profiles, just like it takes seven individual rays of light to complete the rainbow. Lets learn to appreciate the importance of team work in every venture.