Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sharpen Your Skills

I got this piece a few days after the one I shared on Sept 1 and felt it was an excellent sequel.  As I typed this intro 2 things came to mind - a verse:
Ecc 10:10 "A dull ax requires great strength; be wise and sharpen the blade." 

and a previous posting titled "Stand out!"
click to read: http://empowered-women-excel.blogspot.ca/2011/09/stand-out.html

Guess what? I looked up both and found that the verse was included in this previous posting which incidentally was published exactly 2 years ago to the day - Wow!! Enough said, be blessed as you read and act accordingly promptly...


Sharpen Your Skills
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“He has filled them with skill to do all manner of work...” (Exodus 35:35, NKJV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
It’s easy to fall into “destination disease.” That’s when you’re comfortable where you are. You’re not stretching, not learning anything new. There is nothing wrong with being happy where you are, but you have to remember, you have so much more inside of you. You were created to increase, to grow, to stretch and sharpen your skills.

Studies tell us that the average person only uses 11% of their brain. Think about how much more potential we all could be tapping into. Maybe you’re an accountant. That’s good, but don’t settle there. Why don’t you go get your CPA license? There’s a new skill you can develop. That gift will make more room for you. Maybe you’re an electrician, a mechanic, a plumber. That’s great, but what steps are you taking to improve? I believe in this day and age, if you are at the same skill level today as you were five years ago, you’re at a disadvantage.
Today, shake out of that “destination disease” and start sharpening your skills. Keep stretching, keep growing and keep moving forward into the life of blessing God has prepared for you!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for every good and perfect gift that You have given me. I choose to honor You with every gift and every talent. Show me how to sharpen my skills in a way that always brings glory and honor to You in Jesus’ name. Amen.

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

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