Beyond Skills; what to also have

It was a difficult decision for the board of directors. They had done their possible best to scrutinize the last two sets of exceptional candidates fit for the job. Sincerely, these two persons left were excellent in what they had to deliver.

The last phase left was a test of their personalities and temperaments. Although they both were born with it, only one of them had taken the time to work on it. Beyond their skills, one was refined while the other was crude. Only one of them had taken the time to work on it. They were assessed on how they could handle relationships and effective communication with others. The task ahead was a people-oriented one, and as such, an inter-personal relationship was necessary.

Years ago (a long time ago), there was a job opportunity available for a building project. It was a project to be recognized around the globe. The building at hand was a magnificent one that required the use of silver and gold as materials for construction.

Although different persons could have been available for the job, the requirements were clearly stated by the employer, who happened to be Solomon.


I am about to build a Temple to honor the name of the Lord my God… โ€œThis must be a magnificent Temple because our God is greater than all other gods.


Now therefore, send a man skilled to work in gold, silver, bronze, and iron, and in purple, crimson, and blue colors, who is a trained engraver, to work with the skilled men who are with me in Judah and Jerusalem, whom David my father provided.


… and there shall be with thee for all manner of workmanship every. willing skilful man, for any manner of service:

Beyond the skills you possess, are you able to work well with others? You might be an introvert or an extrovert. Does that mean your interactions with people usually leave a negative impression on their hearts?

Your willingness to work will support your skills and boost your productivity.

We all have some temperamental issues and all. It’s our choice to decide whether they limit us or not. Just take a look at the 9 fruit of the Holy Spirit. You would be surprised how invaluable they are to contribute to helping you out.

So, don’t just have the skills. Be willing and able to interact effectively with those around you when it is expected of you.

Thanks so much for taking the time to get to this point. You are loved ๐Ÿ˜

22 thoughts on “Beyond Skills; what to also have

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  1. Very true sturvs. Ability to work with people. Meeting deadlines. Communicating effectively and contributing reasonably.
    Olorun a wa pelu wa.

  2. Interesting!
    Skills should go along with a good character. Don’t acquire skills alone, have a good character

  3. Wow! I love the language used here. I loved the suspense. The ending paragraphs stole the show. Nice one, Ola

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