Michael Hyatt writes about three typical roles: struggler, sherpa, and sage. Do you know what your role is, in the workplace, extended family, etc?
Keep in mind, Dear Reader, this was before formal mentoring programs, support groups, mental health days. Moses was wearing himself out!
Then God sent in the calvary in the form of his father-in-law.
15 And Moses said to his father-in-law, “Because the people come to me to inquire of God; 16 when they have a dispute, they come to me and I decide between a man and his neighbor, and I make them know the statutes of God and his decisions.” 17 Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “What you are doing is not good. 18 You and the people with you will wear yourselves out, for the thing is too heavy for you; you are not able to perform it alone.
Exodus 18: 15-18 RSV
This is the part of the account that resonated with me:
24 So Moses gave heed to the voice of his father-in-law and did all that he had said ... 27 Then Moses let his father-in-law depart, and he went his way to his own country.
Exodus 18: 24, 27 RSV
As I moved from one assignment to another, I have been saddened at times by their brevity and the people I left behind. I tried to thank God for our associations and what so many educators have taught me along the way.
I've considered myself a "struggler".
Last week, I was told my position had been eliminated. It's a great time for reflection. It's a terrific time to try and grab hold of God's bigger plan instead of looking at its pieces through a magnifying glass.
Sounds good, doesn't it? I'll let you know how it goes.
Dear Reader, has the Lord given you an opportunity to reflect on His master plan for your life lately? Have there been sherpas and sages to help you gain clarity?
The best part, Dear Reader, is that no matter our roles or paths, God is never surprised, nor leaves our sides. Blessings on your journey, Dear Reader!