Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.
Proverbs 22:29 (NIV)
81% of Canadian executives say they are having difficulty finding people with the right skill set to fill positions and 78% agree there is a skills gap in their respective industry, but few have drawn on the expertise of career development professionals to address recruitment and retention challenges, according to a national survey recently conducted by Environics. 500 Canadian executives in more than 11 industries including service, retail, hospitality, construction and manufacturing were surveyed. The survey reveals keen insights into Canadian organizations’ current views on skills and talent gaps in the labour market.
We honour those who are gifted. Whether it is musically, or with the fine arts, or in medicine or construction, or a thousand other careers and activities, we express appreciation for those who are truly talented. Human beings have always done that. God tells us that each one of us has been gifted in some way. And the Lord desires us to use that gift, that talent, for His glory and for the good of others. Wise King Solomon noticed that those who did so were honoured. In Proverbs 22:29 we read: “Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.” Even in Solomon’s day, those who were the best at their craft served the kings of their day. That is still the case today. We may not be that talented, but we who follow Jesus get to do all we do before the King of kings. When the Bible says to do all we do as to the Lord, what a privilege. The King of kings has honoured us by calling us to serve Him. Do so with joy today.
These have been words from the heart.