We all have limited relational capacity because of our available time, energy, or personality. Some leaders have more relational demands than others. So we have to be strategic about how we spend our time, and with whom. If you think of Jesus’ team, for whatever reason, he spent time and invested himself more with some than with others. He did more with Peter, James, and John than he did with the rest of the twelve. His relationship with the twelve was different than with the 72 or with the larger crowds. He cared about everyone, but discipled a few – at least in an intense, personal way. Some people will try to demand more of your time and resources because of their neediness. But your choice should largely be driven by your strategy. The few you disciple the most should be potential leaders, so you can multiply yourself through them.
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