Too Much For Even You

Too Much For Even You by Kirk Hunt

So Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “The thing that you do is not good.   Both you and these people who are with you will surely wear yourselves out.  For this thing is too much for you; you are not able to perform it by yourself.

Exodus 18:17–18 NKJV

Moses had been a busy man:  He had led the Israelites out of Egypt and into the Sinai desert.  Through God’s power he had inflicted plagues on the Egyptians, parted the Red Sea for Israel and closed the Red Sea on the Egyptian army.  And leading Israel was still too much for Moses.

Human beings have limits.  Even great prophets and apostles are mere mortals, and therefore have performance and endurance maximums.  You, my brother or sister, cannot do it all.

Proper nutrition and water, regular exercise and adequate sleep help.  Still, there comes a point where you need to hand off some of the work.  If Moses’ anointing and calling had limits, so will yours.

Look around you.  There are men and women who can and will help you.  Use your wisdom, discipline and humility to match the right tasks with the right workers.

Your workers will make mistakes.  You will make mistakes as well.  The work completed will not be done exactly the way you want it done.  In many cases, that is an extremely good thing.

Kingdom work is too much for even the greatest of us.  It is not a surprise that it is too much even for you.  Share the load with your Gospel coworkers.

Think:      God’s greatest men and women have limits.  How will I deal with mine?

Pray:         “Lord, help me to share the load and expand Your Kingdom.”

 

Copyright © December 2019, Kirk Hunt

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God Teaches His Teacher

God Teaches His Teacher by Kirk Hunt

So the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the Lord?   Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.”

Exodus 4:11–12 NKJV

After 80 years of living and two different careers, Moses still needed teaching and training.  Standing in front of the miracle of the burning bush, and in the very presence of God, Moses questioned Jehovah and His call.  Patiently, God taught His man how to succeed in a new career.

Even God’s strongest saints can rely too much on facts, figures and “common sense.”  We think younger men (or women) need to lead 603,550 Israelite men (plus wives, children and sojourners) out of Egypt.  Out of all the men and women God could have selected for such a task, Moses is the one He called.

Despite his royal education in Egypt, and extended training in Midian, Moses still needed God to teach him even more for the tasks ahead.  His age did not qualify him enough.  His formal education did not prepare him sufficiently.  Moses needed to be taught before he could complete his calling.

Out of all His saints, is God calling you?  Be obedient to your God and creator, and go.  Still, ask Him to train you for success.  Listen as He teaches you to succeed in your new career.

Think:      I will need God’s teaching and training to succeed in His calling.

Pray:         “Lord, help me to be a good student and worker in Your calling.”

 

Copyright © November 2019, Kirk Hunt

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Apprentice And Master

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Apprentice And Master By Kirk Hunt

 

And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

2 Timothy 2:2 NKJV

 

It looks odd to see a little boy flailing away on the drums, next to his father, during worship. It is not really a homey scene of father-son bonding. It is very much the serious business of a master craftsman teaching his apprentice.

 

I had the privilege of listening to man and boy practice. The youngster is playing complex yet lyrical percussion music. I am certain his father is proud of his accomplishments. Dad should also be proud of how well he has mentored and taught his young apprentice.

 

The saints of God’s Kingdom should be a skillful folk. We should have clever abilities and impressive capabilities that are the envy of the secular world. Of course, that will require faithful men and women who learn readily and teach freely.

 

I pray there is an apprentice in your life. Perhaps you do not think much of your skills. Someone else does and wants to learn from you.

 

Of course, you should be open to learning yourself. It is not just possible but likely that you are both skillful teacher and apt learner at the same time. Apostle Paul did not hesitate to be taught, and then teach in turn. Neither should you.

 

Think:             Either I am a teaching skills as a craftsman or learning skills as an apprentice.

 

Pray:               “Lord, help me to teach and learn while building Your Kingdom.”

 

 

Copyright © October 2015, Kirk Hunt

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