Yes, we should strive for excellence in ministry, giving of our best to the Lord (1 Cor. 10:31). Yet, when you repeatedly fail to involve others for fear they won't do it right or won't do it in a timely fashion, this quest stifles true body life. A pattern of not trusting others to do their part can be a result of past experience but it can also stem from your natural tendencies.
Are you a perfectionist? - You Might Have Trust IssuesPerhaps you have a hard time trusting people to do a good job or to do something the way you would do it. Maybe past experience has taught you that if you want something done right, you need to do it yourself. If you are going to break through with the love of Christ in your leadership then you need to remember that love "always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres" (1 Cor. 13:7). That doesn't mean you take a "whatever" attitude. Rather, you provide people with the tools, training, and resources they need to succeed, trusting and hoping they do well. If they don't, you provide further equipping, persevering.
Are you driven? - You Might Have Trust IssuesPerhaps you have a hard time trusting people to follow through or get it done when you think it should be done. Maybe you struggle to be patient with the process. Waiting for other people to get around to their part can be frustrating. In God's economy, however, process matters as much as the end result. God's design is for everybody to do their part. If you are going to break through with the love of Christ in your leadership then you need to remember that "love is patient, love is kind" (1 Cor. 13:6). That doesn't mean you take an apathetic attitude about work getting done. Rather, you train others to do their part and then hold them accountable through setting deadlines, following-up, evaluating, etc.
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