Joshua son of Nun, who had been Moses’ aide since youth, spoke up and said, “Moses, my lord, stop them!” But Moses replied, “Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the LORD’s people were prophets and that the LORD would put his Spirit on them!”
(Numbers 11:28-29 NIV)
When Moses, who had assumed full leadership of the Israelites for years, began to complain that the burden was becoming too heavy for him to bear, the Lord “took some of the Spirit that was on [Moses] and put it on [the seventy elders]” (Numbers 11:25). That way, the seventy men shared Moses’ responsibility. Jealous for his master’s leadership, however, Joshua told Moses to stop them. I love Moses’ response. He said to his assistant, “Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the LORD’s people were prophets and that the LORD would put his Spirit on them!” Moses wasn’t afraid to share the responsibilities of the ministry with others. Don’t attempt to handle everything on your own. Share the task with others. One person can’t tackle everything.
Don’t assume responsibility for everything. Share it.