Category Archives: Skill
John 20:9-10 “for until then they still hadn’t understood the Scriptures that said Jesus must rise from the dead. Then they went home.”
Today we start off by delving deeper into our final thought from yesterday. John 20:5 “He stooped and looked in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he didn’t go in.” Even though John told us how he outran Peter and got to the tomb first, John got there and did not act until Peter got there. Read the rest of this entry
Rom. 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him . . . according to His purpose” [with emphasis].
Like it or not, failure is beneficial. The second benefit of failure is that it develops our skills. Think about how children learn to walk. When they fall, they may not try it again that same day but the following day they are up again learning to walk. Thomas Edison says, “Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” Your goal is to make a candle that can stand without support but all your attempts have not fallen through. Package it in a cup and sell that one while you keep attempting.
Prov.22:29 “Do you see any truly competent workers? They will serve kings rather than working for ordinary people”
The third way to increase worthiness or to become worthy is to be competent. Competence particularly is a burden. There are so many people that love God and are tongue talking but are totally incompetent. A lady was trying to sell a product to me but it was obvious she did not even know the product. In the past I have made up my mind not to let anyone waste my time; instead I switch off from the conversation. When she noticed I was switching off she said, “But I come to your church!” My response was, “That even Read the rest of this entry
Rom.9:15-16 “For God said to Moses, “I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.” So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it” [emphasis added].
Excellence glorifies God and inspires people. In your office, ensure that you are the most skillful because that is your greatest witness as a Christian. Let people say concerning you, “He or she is the most skillful person here.” In business, let your customers say, that organization is the most skillful organization we have encountered. Get an education. It is reckless to think you can replace getting Read the rest of this entry