Tools for the Journey

  • See one. Do one. Teach One.

Day 12: Jesus Taught Others and So Can You

One of the things that i taught my children before they left home for university life was to cook. Nothing fancy, but plain, simple meals. It stood them in good stead with their house mates as most didn’t have a clue on how to boil an egg, much less cook a meal of spaghetti bolognaise from scratch…even if it did include a jar! Cooking is a good skill to have and yet many forego the pleasure.

There are times when teaching someone else can be difficult – we know how to do something, we know the lingo that goes with it and it is easy to forget that the other person as no idea about what we are saying or trying to get them to do. Take it slow, remember when you didn’t know how to…what skill do you have that you could share?

There are many things we can teach someone else, which are not of a practical nature. I have spent many years teaching various meetings in church, from young children through to adults, in small groups and once a group of over 100 people. It’s a little scary, but afterwards there is a feeling of accomplishment and that’s a good thing. Jesus taught others and so can you.

1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain:

and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 5:1–3

To Do List

  1. Make a list of your skills
  2. Seek out an opportunity to teach one of your skills to someone else
  3. Learn a new skill and be prepared to teach it too.