Maximizing Your Strengths

Mar 7, 2016, 6:16 PM |

by HJS

The day of being a jack-of-all-trades and master of none is over! It's the age of specialization that requires that we know more and more about less and less until we know practically everything about nothing. Well, perhaps it isn't quite that bad yet, believed Peter Drucker. He said it is wise to focus on what you do well and not spend all your time striving to improve what you do poorly.

Peter Drucker was one of the most outstanding management experts of the last half of the 20th century. Drucker believed that in golf you need to work on your weakness, but this is not so in business. One of the reasons many fail in both business and their personal lives is that they are spread too thin.

Drucker's advice is actually grounded in a New Testament principle. Paul contended that God gives spiritual gifts to His children to equip them, to build them up so that they may accomplish His purpose in their lives. This means that you as a believer have spiritual gifts that enable you to excel at certain things. Do you know what they are?

Drucker said that a businessman should match his strengths to his tasks. The same principle should apply in your service for God. Put yourself in situations whereby you are strong and can make a unique contribution. If you are a teacher, then teach. If you are an encourager, then encourage.

Since you can't do everything, you've got to decide what you can do, what God has gifted you with, and where you are strong.


Brothers, I dot not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.   PHILIPPIANS 3:13-14