21 Days Of Grace For The Pace

Devotional

God is Calling Carriers


"I can’t carry all these people by myself! The load is far too heavy! If this is how you intend to treat me, just go ahead and kill me. Do me a favor and spare me this misery!"

Numbers 11:14-17, NLT


Have you ever felt like you were carrying such a heavy load that you just wanted God to kill you? Felt the enormous pressure of responsibility? Heard murmuring and got tired of people's whining? Saw your to-do list and didn't know how you could do it all? You're in good company––Moses was the leader of more than 2 million people and he felt the same way!


Listen to some of the phrases Moses used in talking to God, "Why are You treating me like this? What did I do to deserve this? Did I create this? Why did You call me? How can I succeed? Where am I supposed to go? I can't do this. Do me a favor; go ahead and kill me!" Sounds like someone on the verge of burnout, doesn't it?


How did God respond to Moses? God gave Moses the very thing he needed: Carriers!


Sometimes God's grace for the pace comes in the form of people who help! Moses didn't need more whiners or complainers. He didn't need more ideas on how to do things. He didn't need more experts. Moses needed carriers!


Carriers help to carry the weight. They see the little things that are often only seen by the Moses-figure. They notice chipped paint, dents in the wall and grass growing in the gutters. They see the stain on the carpet, a burned out light or a dark hallway. They notice a messy room, a weird smell, burnt coffee, a typo, safety hazards, tired volunteers, disappointed customers, divisive employees or a discouraged co-worker.


The best thing about a carrier is this: not only do they see all of these big and little things, they take the initiative to do something about them.


"Father, I need a carrier and I am willing to be a carrier––here I am, use me. In Jesus' Name. Amen."