Acts 11:25 Then Barnabas went on to Tarsus to look for Saul.

Barnabas was an encourager and his presence in the Antioch church made a positive difference to its growth. However, there came a time when he went looking for companionship and support from Saul.

Very often, we think of help as an indication that we are weak, as a tell tale evidence of our inadequacy. Yet, a request for help should rather be seen as an acknowledgement of the complementary nature of the roles others have in comparison to ours.

Whenever we are tasked with, anything, there comes a point where our ability to deliver on it becomes overwhelming, the point at which our actions might become destructive and not preservative or growth inducing.

We might adopt a super human approach and take on everything that comes our way, even the things that fall outside the scope of our skillset. By so doing, instead of being helpful, we are more likely to become stumbling blocks.

It is important then to acknowledge the extent of our ability To Do. Because it is in knowing those limits that we can operate effectively wherever we are positioned.


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