Exodus 18:17-20 - “Moses' father-in-law said to him, "The thing that you are doing is not good. You will surely wear out, both yourself and these people who are with you, for the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone. Now listen to me: I will give you counsel, and God be with you. You be the people's representative before God, and you bring the disputes to God, then teach them the statutes and the laws, and make known to them the way in which they are to walk and the work they are to do.” NASB
We all need someone that cares for us. We need to know there is someone who has our back. Someone who will confront us and let us know that what we are doing is not good.
Do you have that type of person in your life?
Jethro was this type of person.
He didn’t want to see Moses wreck his life. There was no way that Moses was going to be able to keep up his grueling schedule and Jethro possessed enough wisdom to see he was traveling down the wrong road.
Moses was setting himself up for failure and Jethro knew it.
Now they may not be familiar with Jethro so share with them this Pump Up and ask them if they would be like Jethro with you?
Whenever they see you doing something that is not good they would meet with you one on one and say, “Hey, the thing you are doing here is not good for you.”
You need to be someone’s Jethro and in so doing a Jethro will come into your life. Hence, you will have reaped what you have sowed.
The correct answer is GOD. God called Moses from the burning bush in Exodus 3.
Then why didn’t God give Moses the same brilliant instructions that Jethro gave him?
Jethro gave Moses a plan that is spoken about in just about all “Leadership” books or seminars and that is the importance of “Delegation.”
Jethro’s plan for Moses was one of “delegation.” Delegate to others what they can do, so that you are still alive to do what you can do.
No one can do exactly what it is God has called you to accomplish, but God will not give you every minute detail.
He has given us a brain and we need to discover the best ways to accomplish what it is we believe God has called us to fulfill.
We all need a friend who will tell us the truth even if it hurts us.
So, if Jethro inspected your life for one day like he did Moses what advice do you think he would give you?
Think On These:
The only way to settle a disagreement is on the basis of what’s right, not who’s right.
It is better to keep a friend from falling that to help him up after he falls.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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