Exodus 18:23–If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied.
Moses had a problem, he was trying to do everything by himself. Moses had seen that the people were having questions and disputes so they brought all these to him so he could share God’s will with the people. However, the problem became that there were too many issues for Moses to handle and he felt overwhelmed. Jethro told him that in order to be effective, Moses needed to share the load. The Lord is not looking for people who are willing to shoulder the entire burden, but for people who are willing to help share the burden. Will we diligently carry our load and allow others to help us and carry theirs?
Father, sometimes I try to take on the entire burden of things. I become so overwhelmed and its because that’s not how you designed things to be. Help me to learn to share the burden and to lift up others so they step up to help shoulder the burden together.