Thimble Thoughts: Lessons From The Geese...Part III

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Lessons From The Geese...Part III

Fact: When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back into the formation, and another goose flies to the point position.

Lesson: It is sensible to take turns doing the hard and demanding tasks and sharing leadership. As with geese, people are interdependent of each others skills, capabilities, and unique arrangements of gifts, talents, or resources.

Don't be afraid to sign up for something just because so-and-so has always done it in the past. Sometimes a person will always take on a certain job because no one else seems willing. But you might be surprised at what you have to offer for any task.

At our church, we usually have a sign up sheet for different things. If there's a job you're wanting to help in, sign up for it! Be willing to take on a leadership position so that someone else can take a "break" for a while.

Whatever you sign up to do, make sure you do it with a happy heart and a desire to do your best. Ecclesiastes 9:10 says, "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might..." Don't just sign up for something and give less than your very best. You can't go back and do it again. So do it right the first time. This is pleasing to God.

If you can lead and God has given you the ability to lead, that can be a wonderful thing, just so long as you always remember your place and that you do have a Pastor to answer to. Don't overstep your bounds in that area. It is disrespectful and it is a sin. (That's just my little input there!)

If you don't want to lead, you can ALWAYS be a helper. And what a blessing it is to a leader when someone helps them in accomplishing their task and taking some of the weight off of their "wings."