Saturday, July 10, 2010

Day 6

Today I saw that Moses was a stressed leader!

When his father-in-law Jethro arrived, bringing his wife and kids to him (Moses had sent them to stay with him before the Exodus from Egypt), he noticed that Moses was a bit edgy and asked what was wrong.

"The people come to me to enquire of God" was his answer. He was trying to do everything by himself. He was bearing the burdens of the entire nation alone.

Jethro, using wisdom from ABOVE replied, "The thing that thou doest is not good. Thou wilt surely wear away. . . for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone." He proceeded to give him counsel that he needed to choose good men and train them to be leaders. That way, Moses wouldn't get burned out.

(Micromanagement is not the way to go. Delegate, delegate, delegate!)

"So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he said."

Good management principles from the Scriptures!

Lisa, over at Lost in Him offers thoughts about praying for our President! You should go check it out here.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Andrea in NC

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