Think about it… when your pencil is dull, you sharpen it.  When your knife is dull, you sharpen it; however, when your skill-set that is needed for you to be successful at home or in your career is dull- we often ignore it which makes things more difficult,  and we  stumble along with minimal success.  This does not have to be the case.  Skills can always be sharpened!  We can learn from successful people around us.  We can find training, books, podcasts, information videos on the internet, or even additional college courses that will enhance our training and make us better at our career.

Ecclesiastes 10:10: If the axe is dull and its edge is unsharpened, more strength is needed but skill will bring success.

This week’s blog examines five Biblical principles about our work. So far the topics have been:
1) Work enthusiastically
2) Work for God not your company, boss or board
3) Work on your character and not just your career
4) Care about your co-workers

The fifth Biblical principle about work is: Always learn and strive to get better!  Expand your skill set.

Scripture clearly tells us the importance of seeking to improve our skills!
Ecclesiastes 10:10 states: If the axe is dull and its edge is unsharpened, more strength is needed but skill will bring success. Did you get that? With skill comes success!

What do you need to learn in order to be a better, smarter worker? What skills do you need to add or sharpen in order to be more effective and efficient? Once you identify ways you can improve,  develop a plan that will help you add skill and success to your career.

In review, the five Biblical principles of work are:

1) Work enthusiastically
2) Work for God not your company, boss or board
3) Work on your character and not just your career
4) Care about your co-workers
5) Always learn and get better- sharpen your skills

Proverbs 16:3 says: “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will succeed”

I truly hope you have been blessed this week. Take care and have a fantastic weekend!

John Mark Caton
SENIOR PASTOR
office: 972.359.7777 x1021
pastor@cottonwoodcreek.org