Whilst displaying your capabilities in a resume, you need to show how well you are suited for the job without giving the impression that you could potentially run the place!
Reference: v.21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!'” (NIV Bible)
Explore: I hate writing resumes. I must say that I haven’t written many of them in my time, but I don’t find it a pleasant process. As you write out all your qualifications you have to maintain a healthy balance. Whilst displaying your capabilities you need to show how well you are suited for the job without giving the impression that you could potentially run the place! To communicate all of this on a few pieces of paper is difficult, particularly if the interviewers have had no previous knowledge of your work. A resume is a time when you need to account for your past work.
Application: In the kingdom of heaven you don’t have to write a resume – phew! However there will come a time when we are called to account for our past work. The starting point is not a concern to the master, it is the end result that he desires to see.
What would your resume say? There is always more we can do, but God never expects perfection. This parable is a great reminder for us to put our ‘talents’ to work in places that matter so that when we meet our master He too will say: Well done, good and faithful servant!
Prayer: Lord, you gave everything to us and yet we are sometimes so hesitant to give back in return. May we not hold too closely things that will perish but work towards that which is everlasting. Amen.
What are the things in this world that you think are important to work towards?
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.