How many of you have hired someone and realized you just made a big mistake?
Or how many of you have been hired for a position only to realize the position doesn’t fit your skill sets?
Sometimes in our lives we need help. I am there right now, I am getting new apps, trying to schedule my time better, sending myself reminders and still can’t seem to get everything done that I need to.
If this is your life right now maybe you and I can both learn something from a man named Joshua who had a major crisis he was facing and needed help.
And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets. And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him. (Joshua 6:4-5 KJV)
Here Joshua is receiving a battle plan from Jesus on taking down a major obstacle he faces and he needs help. So God gives him specific people to do specific jobs. The interesting thing to me is the wisdom involved in the decision. For instance Joshua could have had just anyone blow the trumpets but he picked priests to do it. Why? Because that is what they are good at.
Let me encourage you to pick people to help you based off of their skills.
For instance I am friends with a lot of different people, if I needed to make a political commercial, I probably wouldn’t ask my friends from The Columbus Crew, I would ask a friend who is a politician and a friend who produces commercials. Likewise when it comes to making a new website I am not asking a politician instead I am going to ask someone who knows about websites.
To often we get wrapped up in who people know, how many Twitter followers they have, or how they look, when the truth is sometimes the best person for the job is simply the one with the right skills. This takes a lot of wisdom but will pay dividends in the end.