“YOU WILL HANDLE THESE SCHEDULES FOR ME”
Once I responded to the call of my trainer that day, I knew I had to hand over the things that I was handling. I called my associate and informed him. I handed over meetings and some important appointments to him. The house was not in disarray while I was away. I returned impressed with how things were done.
First, a call to another task is not an excuse to abandon a previous task shabbily. How did David handle the sheep every time that Jesse sent for him? Especially with the understanding that there were lions and bears in the terrain where they pastured. We saw what David did with Eliab despised and called the “few sheep”:
So David rose early in the morning, left the sheep with a keeper, and took the things and went as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the camp as the army was going out to the fight and shouting for the battle.
I Samuel 17:20 NKJV
Second, David left the sheep with a keeper. One proof that you are well trained is that you are also training others. A trained man attracts others who desire to be trained also. God will send men to you. Men will join themselves to you. The sheep did not suffer while David was away because there was someone who was watching him do it previously.
If the work derails because you left for a few days, it is proof that you have a whole lot to do. If you are afraid of leaving the work because it may fail, it is proof that you have a deficiency in training. If you are scared of leaving the work to another because you are the only one who can and who must do it so that your position and ‘your people’ are not hijacked, it may be proof that you have an issue with poor self-esteem.
The call of a trainer is never to decrease. It is always shaping, sharpening and strengthening.
Finally, there are things your trainer does not have to call you for. You must know that you need to be there. Learning comes with a price. Attend training conferences that have been put together by your trainer. You don’t have to be invited to speak. Do not go to such meetings with the mindset of “We are just here to add colour to the event”. It is not an event. It is your school.
Let honour flow from your heart continually. You will attract grace. You will attract growth. You will see opportunities.