“Leaders understand that activity is not necessarily accomplishment” – John C. Maxwell.
This morning I was reading through The Acts of the Apostles and stumbled upon this verse:
“It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables…we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word”
It made me think of priorities and what do we do.
I’m currently feel slowly being nudged back into “church ministry” after a 9+ month withdrawal. It’s been a refreshing and revealing season, with several challenges, unexpected accomplishments and a lot of heart work.
And now, I’m being presented with several opportunities to serve in different ways. From preaching, to mentoring. From youth groups to small groups. I’m still establishing myself in the habit of writing and learning new things in that area.
So how do I choose what to engage with and what not? (See Life Purpose)
In this Bible reading, I realised there is another solution when presented with an opportunity. Another solution aside from engage or not engaging. A solution called: delegation.
Delegation: Frees me to focus on my calling, allows others to step into leadership, encourages me to pass on what I know, affirms the gifts and passions of others.