As we continue this series, in Part 3 the need to increase your knowledge in the area you want to see change,was emphasized. It is important as it will open your eyes to opportunities and result in better decision making, resulting in greater levels of success. Learning biblical principles, acquiring a mentor, reading books, listening to resources that expand your knowledge are things that should be explored.
# 4: Do What You Do Best
Judges 6:11-12 …Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites.12 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him, and said unto him, The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.
Focus more of your time doing what you do best, that is where you were created to succeed.
Your greatest success will come doing what you do best. Given this truth you would have done yourself a disservice if in 2021 your days were consumed doing things outside of what you are good at. If that was what happened, your successes would have been limited at best, with failure being the most likely outcome. Denzel Washington, saw early failures at Fordham University, because he was doing what he was not good at. He started out doing pre-med and then switched to journalism, but when his GPA dropped to 1.8, the university asked him to take a break. During the summer thereafter, he discovered his passion for acting at a YMCA summer camp, where he worked as a counselor. After he played a role in a talent show that was put on for the campers, one of his fellow counselors said to him “have you ever thought of acting? You should. You’re good at that.” Discovering his passion, he went back to Fordham in the fall and changed his major for the last time. Denzel Washington did what was best and became a world renowned actor.
Do what you do best; in most cases it is what God called you to do and what you are most passionate about. What God called you to do is where you were created to succeed. Judges 6 revealed that because of fear Gideon found himself in winepress threshing wheat. He was called by God to be a mighty warrior that is what his name meant. That was what he did best and also what he was most passionate about. As long as he was doing contrary to what he was called to do, his circumstances and that of all Israel was characterized by being oppressed by the enemy and of small means. It was not until he was reminded of what he was called to do by the angel and stepped out to do just that, that his circumstances changed. Gideon’s life is evidence that great things happen when you do what God calls you to do or what you do best.
Life Application: Make a list of your best skills and abilities and identify what you do best. It should coincide with what you are most passionate about. If you are not yet doing it already, make an aggressive push to reposition yourself there in 2022.
Prayer: Lord, it’s easy to get stuck in a place where I’m not operating at my best because it’s comfortable or familiar. But, help me to walk in my purpose and do what I do best. In Jesus name, amen.