Develop Your Skills

The man answered, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.”
Luke 10:27 NLT

If you take time to sit at Jesus’ feet and be filled by God’s Spirit as you study the written Word, if you focus on overcoming internal obstacles to doing God’s work, you will never lack for ministry.
God’s fullness in you will naturally overflow into the lives of others.

Evangelist Corrie ten Boom comes to mind when I think of someone who increased their ministry potential when she overcame her shyness.

Evangelist Corrie ten boom had a problem with shyness. Determined to overcome it, she enrolled in a Dale Carnegie course so she could learn to talk to people. If she could talk to people, then she could witness to them about Jesus Christ. Developing herself in this way led to greater ministry.

My point is this;

Ministry and service to others are stimulated when we take the time to develop our skills and overcome our weaknesses.

After all, how much can a teacher teach, a counsellor counsel, an administrator administrate? Only as far as each has grown!

You have more to give your neighbour if you regularly place yourself before God and let Him grow you, strengthen you, transform you!


The willingness to learn new skills is very high – Angela Merkel