Delegation

Description

As leaders, we need to trust others around us to help carry out certain tasks and responsibilities.

After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes”  (Nehemiah 4:14).

THINK

One of the important aspects of leadership is delegation. As leaders, we need to trust others around us to help carry out certain tasks and responsibilities. But delegation doesn't mean out-of-sight, out-of-mind. Delegation requires something else—investigation.

Nehemiah understood the need to investigate the things he had delegated to others. He followed up to make sure others were following through.

As a leader, don’t simply hand off responsibility and forget about it. Make sure you follow up and investigate what you hand off to others. Because delegation without investigation is an abomination of the leadership responsibility God has given to you. But with investigation, God can take your leadership to new levels!

PRAY

Thank God, again, for your leadership capacity. Ask Him to help you see those things that you need to delegate to others around you, and then to have the discernment on when and where to investigate.

ACT

Read all of Nehemiah 4 to see how investigating helped Nehemiah and the Israelites literally reach new heights on the wall they were tasked with building.

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