What is the difference between Instant 3-in-1 Teh Tarik and Mamak Teh Tarik?* If you’re Teh Tarik lover, you can easily recognize which one is better. What make the different? Skill! Did you realize that sometime customer service at KFC was lousy but at another time it’s a great experience? Why? Because some display a great customer service and some don’t. That does require skill! My mom called me one evening ‘It’s an emergency’, I was told. She asked me whether I can fix her sewing-machine. At first I try my best to do it, but as you know I don’t have the skill to do such thing.
Skill is important. For example, Young David had a skill in throwing stone with slingshot. What a massive weapon of destruction, is it? ‘Are you kidding me?’ No, the Scriptures said so. His opponent is Goliath, a Palestine champion warrior. Height about 6-9 inches, he was tall, big, wore bronze armor that weighted around 125 pounds, using bronze helmet and legs shield, ‘and he carried a bronze javelin slung over his shoulder. His spear was as thick as the bar on a weaver’s loom, and its iron head weighed about 15 pounds’ (1 Samuel 17:6-7) Oh before I forget, he also had a big big shield. At this point, the winner is surely belonging to Goliath. But the Bible said the winner was the opposite? David. His tools? Shepherd’s stick weighed just like my mother household broom, 5 smooth (and silky) stones, a bag and his favorite sling.
Ting! Ting! (bell ringing) Round 1:
“He reached into his bag and took out a stone, which he slung at Goliath. It hit him on the forehead and broke his skull, and Goliath felt face downward on the ground. And so, without a sword, David defeated and killed Goliath with a sling and a stone!”
(1 Samuel 17:49-50)
First round and he won the battle. Even though his skill is insignificant, but he develops it day by day. What is your skill? If you have found it, sharpen it very often. Abraham Lincoln said, ‘If I only had an hour to chop down a tree. I would spend the first 45 minutes sharpening my axe.’ You can use your skill to produce a masterpiece. Use it to discover your potential and apply it to benefits others too.
Zig Ziglar in his podcast audio interview on his spiritual journey told a wonderful story,
A son asking his father, “Who is the brave one: Goliath or David?”
His father answered, “Well of course David, my son. Can you see that Goliath (telling the entire story)... David stood up and he won the battle. What do you think?”
“Dad, I think it’s Goliath. He fight the battle alone”, his son replied.
One of David’s advantages was not only his marvelous slingshot skill; it was not only his dependable on years of practice and application, it was his trust in the Lord. Goliath has many skills but he fight alone, David was with God. Identify your skill, develop it day by day and wait for the Lord to use it for His Glory.
Remember this, THINK BIG for God had already installed His Gifts of skill, talent and potential in you, START SMALL by developing your skill everyday and GO DEEP for skill without God is 'dead' (Goliath) but skill with God will surely win. (David)