Don’t Try to Do It All Yourself

Then he (Jesus) appointed twelve of them and called them his apostles. They were to accompany him, and he would send them out to preach, giving them authority to cast out demons. Mark 3:14-15 (NLT)

You can’t do everything all by yourself. It is best to delegate to the next generation. How else will they learn? There is no success without delegation.

Sometimes leaders don’t delegate because they’re afraid others won’t do well…or the opposite, someone might even do things better. Let go of that concern, allow people to do and to be better than you. It’ll grow your organization and your family. What your kids will do or your team will accomplish to carry on your legacy can only be imagined.

Jesus was the best example of delegation. Jesus wanted to change the world (and He did!). Jesus could minister, heal, and preach the best. Jesus knew He had to teach the disciples because the disciples would live beyond Jesus. Because Jesus delegated to the disciples, the church grew and you and I are the reflection of the work Jesus started and the disciples continued.

ACTION: Identify things you can teach others to do. Allow them to make mistakes and to find new or better ways to accomplish tasks. You’ll be a better leader and parent if you’ll allow the next generation to grow…and they’ll be better for it too.

ASK GOD FOR HELP: Dear God, I want to be the best leader and parent I can. I know that means allowing people to grow. Transferring authority will be tough because initially I’ll do things better and they will make mistakes. Help me God, to teach and to be patient as I delegate responsibilities. God, please show me things I can begin to let go of to others and help me in this area. Thank you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.