The Trap of Being Needed
** This is a pondering left over from this past Sunday. Have you ever felt this way?
I wasn’t needed today.
3000 + attendees
Hundreds of volunteers
Baptism at one campus
Communion at the others
And I wasn’t needed.
I wasn’t needed to:
- Solve a problem
- React to a crisis
- Identify something that was missed
- Be worship assistant
- Substitute for a campus pastor
Nope. Everyone was there playing their part and I wasn’t needed… actually, I wasn’t needed for the obvious or urgent.
I WAS needed though, for what I really ought to be doing most days. I was needed to:
- Coach/encourage our staff and volunteers
- Praise what went well
- See my team in action and celebrate their unique contribution
- Pray for those attending and ask God to meet them today
- Encourage someone who had a tough week
I was needed today for what doesn’t come easy.
It wasn’t to be in the spotlight. It wasn’t to be the hero.
It was to let my team play those roles. It was to celebrate their victories and to see them succeed.
I hope I did my job today.
I've always been told that you succeed when your people succeed. When they are heroes, you are a hero.
You should be very proud! That is leadership in action, and a victory to the whole team. Well done!
Thank you so much William.
Kudos to you Jenni! That's my goal each weekend….not to be needed and I love it when that happens. Thanks for sharing,