Train An Intern

Watching these intelligent interns start at such a raw position reminds me of how I started out too. 

1 Chronicles 25:1-8

Reference: Along with their relatives—all of them trained and skilled in music for the Lord —they numbered 288. (1 Chronicles 25:7 NIV)

Explore: I’ve recently started to train some interns in how to produce a radio show. These are university students who benefit from having work experience in the media field.

It’s been a very interesting process for me. Watching these intelligent interns start at such a raw position reminds me of how I started out too.

Apart from listening to it occasionally, I’d never had any experience in radio. It was such a huge learning curve for me as I was taught how to use the desk, craft a show and work within a highly creative environment.

Now I look at how much I do in one day and I realise how far I have come. But it has taken time and practice – lots of practice.

Application: As children we learn many new skills. I think as we get older we tend to stick to what we know and we’re not as willing to learn something new.

Whenever we step out of our comfort zones and take on a new challenge we are reminded of the process of learning something new. Even when we are doing something that we feel God is calling us to, we have to go through the learning process.

When a group of people were set apart to make music for the Lord, they had to practice and craft their skill. Just because they were doing something for God didn’t mean it automatically came naturally to them and they no longer had to rehearse.

There is always room for us to improve our skills, particularly when we are using these skills to serve our Lord. When we get lax in striving to improve then its probably time for us to move on.

God can use all of our talents to bring Him glory. Let’s use every skill that we have to praise our Heavenly Father.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for blessing us with so many abilities. Help us to see the potential You have placed in us and start to work at honing our skills so we can bring Your kingdom into fruition. Amen.

What skill do you need to develop?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.