day 3K146: Aspire to be a Doyen

“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.”

We should always aspire to be a “Doyen”.  A doyen is “a person considered to be uniquely skilled and experienced in a certain field”.  We might just call someone an expert but I like that being a doyen makes one “unique” in her/his skill and experience.  To be a doyen one has to seek out what can make them different in their work.  What is really cool in this aspirationis that there is nothing limiting someone from seeking out and learning something unique and different about their job. It doesn’t mean the “best”.  It means “special”.  Imagine a company that is filled with doyens.  Dozens and dozens of doyens could be the difference between you and your competitors.

Why would God want us to be a doyen?  Well, He already tells us that He recognizes as unique and cares about what makes us complex and special.  And, He will go out of His way to be sure that we remain found in Him. God’s Word is filled with instruction and ways that we can be a doyen for Christ.  He asks us to daily bring what is unique about us and our experience to work for His glory.

Reference: Psalm 139:14 (New Living Translation)