My question today was inspired by the following passage, which I also quoted in yesterday’s post:
The keeper of the gate is the Holy One of Israel; and he employeth no servant there; and there is none other way save it be by the gate; for he cannot be deceived, for the Lord God is his name (2 Nephi 9:41).
I’ve been thinking all day about the fact that there are some things the Savior can’t delegate. Only He could suffer for our sins. Only He could willingly give up His life and take it up again, inaugurating the resurrection for all of us. And only He can open the gate which admits us to the path leading to eternal life. He can’t subcontract any of those tasks. He asks us, as His disciples, to do many other things on His behalf, but when it comes to His central role as our Savior and Redeemer, “He employeth no servant.” As the hymn says, “He only could unlock the gate of heav’n and let us in” (“There Is a Green Hill Far Away,” Hymns, 194).
So the question I’ve been pondering is this: What are some things that I cannot delegate? And by recognizing that no one else can do those things, would I prioritize those tasks differently?
Here are some of the nondelegable tasks that have come to mind:
- Spending time with my wife and children
- Recognizing and responding to personal revelation
Today, I will pay particular attention to the activities in my life that no one else can do on my behalf. I will prioritize those activities, dedicating focused time and attention to them.