Have you ever felt that you just couldn’t go on? Have you ever just thought it would be just easier to quit? Maybe that is what you feel like right now. I think that everyone of us has felt this way at one time or another. But there are some people around us that just seem to be able to fight through the battles with a little more strength then we do, why is that?
These people have found the people in their lives that are willing to lift their hands up in victory. No I am not talking about like after a fighter wins in the cage or if a wrestler wins a match. But people that are willing to support them as they walk through life, these are accountability partners, best friends, bible study leaders. These are the people that you can go to when life is getting to you. These are the people that you can tell your struggles too. These are the guys that will hold up your arms. Check this out:
“The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.” by Knute Rockne
This is a quote that I have had on my desk top for the last couple of weeks. I believe that this is a quote that I think that many church leaders really need to chew on for awhile. Unfortunately I believe that many people see the pastor of the church as the paid player in the game and that he is the one to get everything done. This is why I believe that so many churches are struggling to reach the people that are already attending their churches. So I think that we need to get back to some basics, we need to work together as a team we need to delegate off to capable leaders to work together so that people would be able to feel loved and cared for in the body of Christ, the church. We need to play the best players that God has provided to us as the church team.
Why do I say this? I say this because Moses experienced the same thing and was given some amazing advice from his father in-law.
The question that I have for you as a leader is: “What are you doing to prepare the men around you to shoulder the load for taking care of Gods people?” We need to be able to identify the leaders that we have and get them into the game to get them into the place where they can lead more people in a growing relationship with Jesus. How are you building the team?