The ONE THING for today

I can speak with authority about this…

If you want to know about pizza—I can help you.  Honestly, I believe I could eat pizza every day.

I can help you with Waffle House, Krispy Kreme donuts, and Quik Trips (QT) too; I’ve got their apps on my phone, I’m serious about this.

But here’s what I’m guessing—you really don’t care that much about my opinion on any of these things and most everything else I may have a working knowledge of.

And let me let you in on a little secret…that’s how most people feel about you too.

Just because you are an authority on something doesn’t mean you ought to talk about it.

You may be an authority on the bible, politics, social issues, sports, and even the Waffle House.  That’s great, being knowledgeable about something can enrich your life, but sharing that knowledge with others who are not looking for it can really be draining.

Oh, and one more thing…

Remember, while you can’t give up responsibility you can give up authority, and when you do, be silent about that area going forward.  Nothing undermines the ability of those you’ve given authority to than you remaining the go-to guy when questions and problems come up.

If you’ve given others authority then let them have it; send all the questioners and critics to them.

  • The ONE THING for today: Speak with authority about things that are under your authority, as far as the rest…give it up, people probably don’t care anyway.

 

Acts 1:7 (NKJV)

And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.

 

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