day 3K274: Got To Start Somewhere

“Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!”

The problem with companies that always demand prior experience in their hiring process is that they can never add workplace employees who are hired fresh out school, to be developed and promoted from within. It’s a way of going about business that certainly works, but when the organization runs out of new ideas, misses a new trend, feels devoid of energy or optimism, always gets stuck having to replace a position from outside the organization, then it could be time to rethink where that new employee gets their first experience.

Jesus didn’t ask for any of His Disciples to have any ministry experience.  In fact, He went the opposite route. He was fine with those who answered His call and from there He trained and developed them to represent and evangelize on His behalf.  And that is what He does with us; expecting nothing in our bag of experience, only in the openness of our heart and our willingness to follow and serve.  Yes, He can do much with little.

Reference: Matthew 4:19 (New Living Translation)