There is one specific quality an employer looks for, when advertising for vacancies. This are years of service experiences on the part of the applicants. All managerial positions demand five to ten years of working experiences. One might wonder why years of service or working experience is vital. It is not far from determining who has the ability to handle the jobs competently and independently. The experiences gained from previous work places involve many things. It can involve using discovered technicalities to getting assignments done and resolving job crises. It can involve knowing how to manage human beings due to different persons the applicant had come across. Another critical reason could be ability to apply knowledge got from trials and hazards in the previous work places solving those prevalent in the current place of works.
Maturity comes from previous experiences gained, either through smooth running of administration or ugly things came across at the course of working then. Experiences can come from negative or positive lessons got from either good or bad moments. The irony of life is that, many run away from bad experiences. Truth is that it must surely come. The best counselor in any sphere of life speaks mostly from experiences gained. A Manager who has never suffered blackmails can hardly counsel one badly blackmailed of what to do. Apostle James understood that only through trials that crowns are won: “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life…” (James 1: 12). Many Christians, especially the 20th and 21st centuries’ Christians hate talking about trials as God’s ordained ways to build up one’s faith.
We are looking at how experiences gained from trials can help Christians grow in faith, enabling them handle issues of life and those of the Kingdom of God beautifully. We chose cookery definition for ingredient here as “something added to food primarily for the flavour or savour it imparts. Women understand better, the position of soup ingredients in cooking. Women who know how to use soup ingredients well are the one accorded great repute as best cooks. Trials and troubles have ever produced great Christians. No Christian has had a smooth sail to the top without been dangerously persecuted, tried and punished. Trials have proved the genuineness of our faith. It is when we are tried and tested that we can emerge like gold. Job said this: “…when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold” (Job 23: 10). Who is saying here: ‘I reject it in Jesus name?’
FATHER LORD, help me to know from this devotional how important trials are to my faith, in the name of Jesus Christ.