BE COMPETENT IN YOUR BUSINESS
“She considered a field, and buy it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard” (Proverbs 31:16).
Competence is the quality of being adequate or well qualified physically, intellectually and spiritually. It is the condition of being capable in ability.
Competence also means possessing the skills that are required for a task; having the capacity to function effectively in one’s task. Competence is the secret behind success in destiny. When there is no competence, business struggles and eventually goes down. Rise up and work towards competence, it is what makes the difference in life.
In Proverbs 22:29, the Bible says “Do you see any truly competent workers? They will serve kings rather than working for ordinary people” (NLT).
Beloved, competence is the requirement for standing before kings. No competent person is permitted to end small in life.
What are the steps to competence in business?
(1) DISCOVER AN AREA OF INTEREST OR PASSION. “Passion for your house has consumed me, …” (Psalms 69:9 NLT). It is what you have passion for that you will work at tirelessly. There is an area of business that stirs your interest. Find that line of business and invest in it.
(2) GATHER ADEQUATE INFORMATION. “And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches” (Proverbs 24:24). When you lack adequate information and knowledge, failure and losses are inevitable. Enough knowledge secures the future of any venture.
(3) PURSUE YOUR AREA OF GIFT AND SKILL. “So Bezalel, Oholiab and every skilled person to whom the Lord has given skill and ability to know to carry out all the work …” (Exodus 36:1 NIV). You were not born empty. There is something you can do. Everyone God created, He gave a gift or talent.
(4) LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF THE BUSINESS: “Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge” (Proverbs 23:12). Give yourself to disciplined instruction and open your ears to tested knowledge.
(5) START SMALL AND GROW IN EXPERIENCE. “Though thy beginning was small yet thy latter end should greatly increase” (Job 8:7). Everything that is big today started small. You must be willing to start small.
Beloved, rise up and work on your competence level and everything about your life and business will take a new shape in Jesus name.
Receive more grace to be competent in your work in Jesus name(John 5:17).
By Brother Erasmus E.Eneyo is a Civil Engineer based in Southern part of Nigeria. He is a trainee minister in the Ministry of the Word.