"Every next level of your life will demand a different you." Anonymous.
The generation of which I am a part, was/is consumed with upward mobility. We want to climb fast to the next rung in the ladder. Many of us really want to skip a few of the rungs. This is good, but with some serious, often un-faced realities. One of the most prominent is the principle defined by Laurence Peter thusly:
“The Peter Principle is an observation that the tendency in most organizational hierarchies, such as that of a corporation, is for every employee to rise in the hierarchy through promotion until they reach the level of their respective incompetence.”
If, due to stellar performance at one level, you are moved up, a higher level of performance is not only expected, but demanded and you must make the necessary adjustment or…
The next level, be it business, sports, politics (especially) or ministry, the Peter Principle is observable and in whatever field, a serious adjustment must be made or developed. The difference between an All-Star college player and a barely make it Pro is micro, but it is the difference. The same is true in sales, management or serving in the ministry. This small difference will get you there, wherever there may be, but you must discover ways to improve or you won’t last long in any serious level. Personal growth in your area of expertise is expected and demanded.
In the realities of the daily Christian walk with Jesus, I have been discovering the value of attempting to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. This involves daily reading of some part of the manual, commonly known as the Bible. Gleaning a few tidbits here and there from others who have walked the path before me, and taking time to listen to the still small voice of Holy Spirit for guidance.
The Apostle Peter put it this way:
“as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,” 1Peter 2:2.
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