Look For Them

by Impact Church

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…” (Numbers 11:14-15)

In the book of Numbers it is recorded that Moses told God that the assignment he had been given had become too large and overwhelming for him.  God’s response of mercy was an instruction to find seventy men with leadership capability. God 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). It is important to understand that none of us will be able to fulfill the God-given purpose on our lives by ourselves. God has strategically designed our assignment to require the gifts, abilities, and talents of others to accomplish and complete.

It is naïve to think that simply because our dream is worthwhile, people will automatically flock to be part of it. Through experience, I’ve learned building and growing a team requires intentionality and humility. The same dream that is God-given, for our good and to bless others can also become a detriment to our physical and spiritual well-being if we are not intentional about surrounding ourselves 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 until you’re facing depression, having health issues, or things are falling apart to understand the importance of this reality.

When God assigns someone, He always prepares others to stand with them! ALWAYS! I encourage you to start praying, looking and anticipating God to bring into your life the people whom He has chosen to walk with you. Depending on your assignment, you may need just one person, or you may need several, or you may need many.  In most cases, the greater the dream, the larger the team must be.  Therefore, the greater the dream the more people God will cause to align with you. No matter the size of our assignment, let’s be intentional about connecting with others, inviting others in, communicating the vision and then releasing them. The completion of our assignment is dependent upon it!