Devotional – Delegation and Focus on Faith

Written by Lesallan

Ohio Christian University

MIN3150 Ministry Leadership (ONLF23)

Dr. Steven Gerig

November 21, 2023

Devotional – Delegation and Focus on Faith

The current devotional topic has brought to mind the significance of delegating tasks and concentrating on the fundamental aspects of my faith. The apostles knew they could not handle everything independently and had to assign specific responsibilities to other qualified and trustworthy individuals. They aimed to prioritize their primary calling and mission of spreading the word of God while acknowledging the value of prayer and serving others in their connection with God.

This lesson is highly pertinent to my spiritual journey as I navigate a postmodern world fraught with myriad distractions and competing demands on my time and attention. I must prioritize what truly matters in my walk with God and avoid allowing the urgent to overshadow the important. Seeking divine guidance and wisdom, I must make thoughtful decisions about what to do, delegate, or decline, and strive to maintain a healthy balance between serving others and nurturing my soul.

It is essential to remember that we are not alone on our journey and have a supportive community of like-minded individuals who can provide encouragement and constructive feedback and hold us accountable. It is also essential to be open to sharing our talents and skills with others while being receptive to receiving their help and insights. Humility is key in admitting our weaknesses and limitations and relying on God’s grace and strength. We must remain steadfast and committed in our lives, both in small and significant aspects, trusting that God sees and rewards our efforts.

Some Scripture references that have inspired me in this devotional are: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33, NIV). “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV). “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10, NIV). “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me” (2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV). “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!'” (Matthew 25:21, NIV).

In Christ,