Eph 3:10 (KJV) To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God
How resourceful or versatile are you on your job, in business, and in life generally? Do you possess dexterity?
If there is one attribute we should all stretch beyond our comfort zones to attain, especially in this jet-paced age, it’s versatility.
…The person who is versatile has more going for him than a guy who does just one thing
– Terence Newman
According to dictionary.com, versatile means
-competent in many things;
-able to turn easily from one subject or occupation to another;
-adaptable to many uses or functions.
Related words include adaptable, all-round, handy, multipurpose, flexible, resourceful, dexterous, multifaceted, talented, ingenious, varied.
Versatility dictates that we are very fluid and well suited for more than one functions or roles on our jobs and in any team or group we work with.
… he who is loaded is always needed.
It dictates that we have a broad knowledge of and can communicate freely on a varied number of subjects.
This quality calls for greater exposure to information and knowledge, as well as greater awareness- socially, politically and in all our fields of endeavor. The key words are broader knowledge and greater exposure.
… forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Php 3:13-14 (KJV)
Terence Newman, an American soccer cornerback, talking about what it takes to win once said, “…The person who is versatile has more going for him than a guy who does just one thing” (*1).
This is true because he who is loaded is always needed.
Versatility is surely a must have to remain relevant in all stages of our lives in this high tech and jet paced world!
So do you speak English well? Then you need to stretch yourself a little and learn other relevant Languages. Have you mastered your role profile at work? Stretch and develop yourself for your bosses’ role! Have you mastered your skills, look beyond them and acquire more skills. Do you know about health, fashion and beauty? Stretch beyond your comfort zone and learn about management, finance and politics.
As you continue reaching our for more in all the relevant places, your versatility will get you noticed shortly!
Lord, I thank You for the many things in life that I have gained mastery of. Please help me dear Lord to leave all comfort zones behind and to start reaching forth to breaking new grounds and conquering new territories. Amen.
Funmi Adebayo © 2015