Helping others succeed is one of the most fulfilling missions in life. When our gifts, talents, knowledge and resources line up to compliment the abilities of others on the team, we are positioned for success. It is absolutely crucial to have the right players working toward a common goal and contributing their part to achieve a team victory. The word picture for Summit Leadership Foundation’s mission illustrates this truth:
“…so Joshua did what Moses had commanded and fought the army of Amalek. Meanwhile, Moses, Aaron, and Hur climbed to the top of a nearby hill. As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage. Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. As a result, Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle.” (Exodus 17:10-13 NLT)
It took three other leaders and an entire army for Moses to accomplish what God had called him to do. Moses couldn’t do it alone. He needed other leaders to help him. I love this passage and the vivid word picture of what it’s like to be a leader in need of others to help. This was truly a team victory. With God’s favor and the faithfulness of members of his team, Moses was blessed with success. Now put yourself in the place of Joshua, Aaron or Hur, wasn’t the victory just as sweet and fulfilling for them? I’m sure there was some celebrating going on at the summit of that hill as the sun set that day.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller