When You Know You’re Not Enough


The work of leaders is to inspire others with vision, build a team of like-minded people, strategize a plan to move the cause forward and keep reminding the team about the “Why” of their efforts and actions.

With all of that in mind, though, there will come a time when every leader realizes all of her skilful efforts come up short.

For Christian leaders, specifically, there is a constant realization that we need to receive energy and vision from the Lord. Since His supply never falters, there is an additional frustration because often we must conclude we’re not connected to that supply!

We don’t seem to have the resources necessary.

Here’s where the story of Jesus multiplying the loaves and fish is instructive.
When we are faced with overwhelming need and underwhelming resources—we must take what we’ve got and place all of it in Jesus hands. Then expect a miracle and wait for Jesus to make the next move!

Jesus taught us to pray, “Give us today our daily bread.” This prayer cultivates within us an awareness of our daily desperation for Jesus!

Let’s settle it: knowing I am not enough for the task at hand is actually a good thing! It ensures that I am willing to constantly depend on Jesus.

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