Course Correction And Working Together

Moses was leading a million people. His father in law came to him and gave him some advice to help him. The advice given was to focus on what God called him to do, what he was good at doing, and to let others help him. In essence, he was lifting up others around him which would further enable him in his calling. God does not expect to do this alone. He brings others into our lives, other members of the same body of Christ, to work with. Let us keep our eyes open for other believers who God brings into our lives to work and collaborate with. 

Scripture:
“You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone.” – Ex. 18:18


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Observation/Application: 
It is also important to notice how God continually course corrects us. So it is important that when we lock into his calling, that we listen for course correction along the way. We have to be open to the many steps needed along the way to get to our destination. Are we listening for God’s continual course correction, or are we no longer open because we think that we have it all figured out and now too busy running our race to really listen? Moses did what God called him to do, but now God was steering him along that path. It’s not that he had a new calling or purpose, God was just refining his focus and daily activities. Like a great GPS navigation, God was able to steer Moses who was following continual course correction. Moses did this by committing himself to prayer, communication, vision, planning, and raising up people to help him and releasing them to do their work.

When we get the call of God, this is a great model for us to follow. While we rush off and get knee deep, waist deep, then over our head’s in what we are doing, this is a great reminder that at the root of it all is time with God, focus on Him, and listening to His direction in our lives. It’s a great reminder when we are flying down the highway of life, ripping through the jungle and blazing our trail, that we stop, get quiet, take time to pray, talk to God, spend time in His Word, and listen for His direction. It is also a great reminder that we don’t have to do this alone. God will bring the necessary resources into our lives. We just have to lift the people up around us that God has entrusted in our care.

Prayer:
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your Word. Let it sink into our hearts and minds today. Help us to hear your voice Lord, make course corrections, and stay on Your Path, and follow Your Way. Help us to use this knowledge, wisdom, and revelation. We receive this Word, and all of your promise, as we follow You Lord, as we focus on You, in Jesus mighty Name. Amen.

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