day 3K323: Required Skill

“When you enter the home, give it your blessing. If it turns out to be a worthy home, let your blessing stand; if it is not, take back the blessing.”

If in 2013, ten years ago, I’d have written that Human Connectivity would be a limited, sought after and a required skill in 2023, the reaction might have been, “Duh?”.  But today in 2023 there is a high concern that in the coming years that being adept in Human Connectivity is going to be a critical and hard to find skill.  Jim VandeHeis says, “This might strike you as a peculiar “skill.” But with more people than ever working in isolation (outside the office, alone at home), the experience, empathy and emotional joy that flow from learning to work with and shape others will grow greatly in importance. It’s impossible to learn to manage or lead if you stare at a screen and rarely see others in person. One thing machines will never be is us.”  Be ready for next year’s training and management development budget to include courses on how to teach others to better connect with each other.

Jesus had to give instructions to His Disciples on how to interact with others.  He took fishermen, tax collectors, workers and turned them into teachers, speakers, those who could cast our evil spirits, and healers without really any formal training.  They’d observed Jesus and then He sent them out with a list of to do’s and don’t do’s. Talk about the greatest example of on-the-job training ever!  What this says to me is that we, with our knowledge of God’s Word no matter how great or small are ready to share the love of God with others. We don’t need years and years of education to be able to tell others what we have seen God do in our lives and others.  That was what the Disciples did and look what they started?!

Reference: Matthew 10: 12-13 (New Living Translation)

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