What Do You Have to Bring to the Table?
Saturday, August 15, 2009
This morning I went to a church service which was attended by children and youth. It was similar to a back to school event. The question asked was what do you have to bring to the table. The preacher said that it was a rhetorical question that needed no answer, but was one to make us all think. His text was taken from John 6:9 about the young boy with the two fish and five loaves of bread. To me it means that in whatever we do that we have to have something to bring. We cannot just show up and not be prepared or to even participate. To young people it was geared toward getting your education not just being cool or thinking you are all that and a bag of chips, but that you can come with something important and if you do not have it you are willing to get it. I think of all of the experiences I have which are varied that I can bring to the table. I have an education, I get along with people, I enjoy working with young people, I study and apply what I learn from Bible Study to my life and those experiences, and I am eager to learn new things. The most important is that I am willing to learn if I do not know what people are looking for. If I am asked to speak in front of a crowd, I know how to research the topic and deliver the message. I can plan activities for others to learn new things. I think I do have some things to bring to the table and I also want to learn more so I can continue to grow and not be stagnant. What do you have to bring to the table?