So many times in life we try to be the person who does it all. We pile on task after task because we think that we have to do everything. When in fact being a great leader means that you empower others to accomplish different tasks freeing you up to focus, concentrate, and pour all your efforts into what you do well. Less time invested doing more things is not as effective as more time spent on doing less. Less is actually more. Paul said it this way:
“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.” (1 Corinthians 3:6 NIV)
Notice how Paul didn’t try to plant, water, and bring the increase but only did his part and allowed others to do theirs. In doing this Paul was able to reach most of the known world at this time with the gospel and plant seven churches. If Paul tried to do everything by himself, he wouldn’t have accomplished nearly what he did.
I believe that when it comes to sharing the gospel, we do the same thing. We try to do all the work. Judah Smith, Senior Pastor of The City Church, said “The gospel works best when we let the gospel do the work.” Jesus said this in Luke:
“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Luke 10:2 NIV)
Our job isn’t to save but to serve. Our part isn’t to bring increase but to throw out the seed. We aren’t the Lord of the harvest but we are the lord of our seed.
Do you find yourself trying to do everything? When you share the gospel are you trying to do all the work? Just do your part and leave the rest up to God. When you do that God will add the super to your natural. He will add the extra to your ordinary. If you do what you can do, God will do what only He can only do.