Just an interesting thought that occurred to me about the point in this week’s Parsha where Moses’ father-in-law comes and sees Moses standing all day and night answering the Jews’ questions. He says something to the effect of, “Moses, if you keep on like that you’re going to be totally wiped and collapse. You need help. Go appoint some good people as judges to help you.” Moses asks G-d, who says he should listen and do that.
It happens to all of us - we get overextended and overwhelmed and we don’t even realize or admit. “No, I’m fine. I’m strong. I can handle it.”
Look - even Moses didn’t realize on his own that the job he was doing was too much for one man. It took an outside observer to see the situation objectively and where it was heading.
And Moses - unlike many of us, including me - didn’t brush it off and say he was fine. He stepped back, took stock, and then turned to G-d to confirm that’s what he should do. That’s pretty big.