Daily Devotion

April 2, 2012

You Can’t Do It Alone (1)

“I am not able to bear all [this] alone.” Nu 11:14 NKJV

One day Moses told God that the job was too big for him. So God told Moses to find seventy men with leadership ability. Then He said: “I will take of the Spirit that is upon you and will put [it] upon them; and they shall bear the burden…with you” (v.17 NKJV). Understand this: you will never fulfill your dream as long as you are unable or unwilling to get others to buy into it. Don’t think that because your dream is worthwhile, people will automatically line up to be part of it. It doesn’t work that way. The same dream that will bless you, can bury you if you don’t surround yourself with the right people. Moses said, “I am not able to bear all these people alone, because the burden is too heavy for me. If You treat me like this, please kill me here and now” (vv. 14-15 NKJV). Don’t wait till you’re on the verge of a nervous breakdown or your family is falling apart before you reach for help.
When God calls someone He always calls others to stand with them. So start looking around you. You may need just one person, or you may need many. Indeed, the greater your dream, the greater your team must be. But here’s the good news: the size of your dream determines the size of the people who will be attracted to it. If you have a big dream, you have even greater potential for good people to help you. What you need to do is connect with them, invite them in, transfer the vision and then turn them loose.