The Art of Delegation

The Art of Delegation

“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.” (Exo 18:18 NASB)

Are you working long hours, tired, irritable, and not spending enough time with your family? This is not compulsory for success. God has said that His burden is light and that He has come so that we may life—life to the fullest.

God will provide you with the resources you need to accomplish the task He has set for you. Are there people in your business you are not delegating to? Do you need to be across all that detail? Can you not trust those around you? If your view is that if you want something done, you have to do it yourself, then stop because you are on the road to trouble, both for yourself and for those around you.

Look at what you have to do, and give away all you can. If you trust others to deliver, you may well be surprised at the outcome—in a good way.

Be very clear on your desired outcome. Make sure your employees are well resourced, and let them loose. You may well be unlocking their God-given talent. The people you always wanted may already be with you.

Quick Prayer: Lord, help me unload what You never intended me to carry. Amen.

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Inspection

Inspection

“Be sure you know the condition of your flocks; give careful attention to your herds.” (Pro 27:23)

Whether we are in business, have some authority in the work place, or just have financial oversight over our own income, one thing is very important. In the business of work and life, we can get carried away with all we are doing.

How is your financial state? Do you know what you spend and what your costs are? Do you know what your future requirements may be? Are your investments wisely placed? Are you putting away enough to retire? Are you reducing your debt?

In short, what is coming in, what is going out, and how much do you have? Discipline and robust management of our finances personally or in business can be a painful process to monitor, but monitor it we should.

Quick Prayer: Let my books be in order as a reflection of Your order. Amen.

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Been waiting for an answer?

“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” (Hebrews 6:10)

God has seen your faithfulness. He has seen all you have done and are doing. He will not forget your work. Your answer is coming. Daniel had to wait to see an answer that was dispatched the moment he prayed. We don’t understand how it all works or the mechanism of prayer, but we do know He is faithful.

He will watch over His Word to see that it is fulfilled. When we stand in agreement with His Word, we literally pull the promises from the spiritual into the physical. It is in our faith that the answers to prayer are born. This is what it means to have ‘Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven”.

It is because of Who He is that we can count on Him. He is the full manifestation of all it is to be faithful. We put our trust in His character; He is not a man that He should lie. Your answer is on its way!

Quick Prayer. “Thank you for your faithfulness, and that you honour your word.” Amen

Be Faithful

“The workers labored faithfully.” (2 Chr 34:12)

If someone were to take a poll on you and ask about your attributes would faithfulness make it to the top? I doubt it would even make my list, yet it is something we should value highly.

Faithfulness is best described as adhering firmly and devotedly to someone or something that elicits or demands one’s fidelity. The workers in this Scripture applied themselves to the task at hand with diligence and excellence.

We are called to a way that should compel us to integrity, devotion, excellence, and faithfulness. Fortunately, we serve one who is keen to see us produce such fruit and will ensure we do.

Quick Prayer: There is something wonderful in faithfulness—such an honorable trait. Keep me faithful, Lord. Amen.

What Makes You Poor?

“Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth. (Pro 10:4)

We are often quick to blame God for all our problems. Other people and circumstances are reasonable targets as well. It is always easier to look elsewhere when blame is to be apportioned.

This is not about a guilt trip, and I certainly wouldn’t want to place any condemnation on you, but when we do not apply ourselves to the tasks assigned to us, there are consequences that are real and physical, including missing a promotion or being disciplined at work.

The Bible says lazy hands lead to poverty, yet the hope is that He is always ready to help you with a turnaround. The outcome He wants is for you to be blessed, and diligent hands bring wealth.

Quick Prayer: I’m sorry for when I slack off. Help me to work well and wisely. Amen.

Diligence, and Personal Growth.

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed ” (2 Timothy 2:15.)

How is your skill level? Have you, like a lot of leaders, neglected your own development in order to serve your company? Diligence is not only applying yourself to your duties with vigor, it is also ensuring you are advancing and growing. If you look after yourself you will often have more to give others.

Do not neglect reading, learning, listening to wisdom, attending a seminar or meeting together with like minded business people. Be diligent in your own growth and development and all around you will benefit; and you can “present yourself to God, as a workman who does not need to be ashamed.

Quick Prayer. “Lord, help me to help myself and grow in wisdom and knowledge that I may serve you with diligence.” Amen