Friday, February 27, 2009

The Great Delegator

We've all heard that a good boss or manager is one who is also a good delegator. Now that does not mean that he or she assigns duties and then simply sits back and does nothing. On the contrary, a good boss only assigns jobs to others that he is willing to do himself. Each member of his staff has strengths and weaknesses, and a good manager will assign duties to them accordingly. By delegating to those best suited for the tasks, the manager is then free to oversee all operations of the business. A company can only be as strong as its manager. And a manager can only be as effective as his employees.

God is an awesome delegator. The Bible says no man has ever seen God, but we all have seen His works. He always works through others. He works through doctors, preachers, teachers, and even kids. In Psalm 91, we learn that God even sends His angles to protect over us. The Scriptures are full of examples of God working through others to reach us. And when you think about it, He used some pretty unlikely workers (a young boy named David and a weakling named Gideon instantly come to mind). I'm reminded about the comical story of the college professor, a true atheist, who yells at the ceiling, "Here I am God. If you are real, then come knock me off this podium. I will give you exactly 15 minutes." After 14 minutes go by, he yelled again, "God, you only have 1 minute remaining to knock me from this podium". About that time, a Marine who had been one of the students in the class got up, walked over to the professor, and popped him in the mouth, knocking him to the floor and rendering him unconscious. After a few minutes, the professor woke up, and while still dazed asked the Marine why the heck he did that. The Marine replied, "God was busy...He sent me!" Since God delegates through anybody and anything, I'm sure He can also use you and me. God, the great manager and delegator, has a perfect job for us. Do you know what your job is? If not, simply spend some time with Him and keep your eyes and ears open. He may just reveal your job through a most unlikely source.

I Peter 4:10 says, "God has given each of you a gift from His great variety of gifts. Use them well to serve one another."

Father, please use me to help others according to Your will. I ask you to also reveal what you would have us all to do. In Jesus name, Amen.

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