“So the Twelve called a meeting of the disciples. They said, “It wouldn’t be right for us to abandon our responsibilities for preaching and teaching the Word of God to help with the care of the poor. So, friends, choose seven men from among you whom everyone trusts, men full of the Holy Spirit and good sense, and we’ll assign them this task. Meanwhile, we’ll stick to our assigned tasks of prayer and speaking God’s Word.” Acts 6:2-4


What is your response when someone asks: “Can I help you?”  Unfortunately, many times we just try to take care of it all.  Instead of sharing the burden with other people, we simply burden ourselves by not allowing other people to help us.  We want to be self-sufficient, so we choose not to ask other people to help.  Then, the burden becomes even greater, weighing down your life.

The twelve disciples realized that they couldn’t do everything.  Their primary responsibility was to preach and teach, but there were many other details that were being overlooked.  Since they didn’t have enough time to do everything, they chose people to help them with the task.  Not only could the disciples focus on their main priority, all the other details would be taken care of by the seven chosen men.  When God sends people into your life to help you, let them.  It is easy to think that you are inconveniencing them or you would be better off to do it yourself.  You are limited to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  When you allow other people to help you, your efforts are multiplied. Next time someone offers to help you, stop before you say,”No, I will take care of it.”  If they have time to assist you, let them and watch God increase your ability to effectively impact people.