We are good at everything. At least in our minds we are. Even when we recognize where we struggle, we continue to subscribe to the misconception that everyone else believes we have to be good at everything. So, in order to comply with that reasoning, we do certain things only because we believe it is expected. This is more than just strengths and weaknesses. These are things that, for whatever reason, you just don’t yet know how to do.
John Maxwell has said that while he was pastoring, especially when he felt his church needed to hear about a subject that he did not know well or had questions about himself, he would bring someone in to speak on that subject. He needed to grow and he wanted the people he led to get the best teaching available. I find myself doing the same thing for my own church. There are topics that are just not my strength and never will be because of my personality or interests. But, I do want the people I lead to hear those messages so I make sure to have those people come.
This topic is not limited to only pastors and speaking. There are so many places in our lives where we keep the people around us from experiencing the best because we feel like we are the ones who have to do the work. Culture often puts pressure on us to do what others are doing. If you are a husband, you have to do these things to be a good husband. If you are a mother, these things are expected of good mothers. I am not telling you there are certain things every husband or mother has to do, although there probably are some things you should be doing. What I do want you to know is that you do not have to do everything that everyone else is doing in order to be successful. As a matter of fact, those you love may be better off if you let someone else do it.
So today I want to release you from the stress of trying to do what everyone else does the way they do it. Don’t be intimidated to let someone else do something they can do better than you. Everyone around you will benefit, including yourself.