This morning while traveling with my family I suddenly remembered the phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none” quoted to me when I was young.
I would be ridiculed for being good at many things and not a master of any. It had a negative impact on me for quite some time.
Now, looking back at my life and thinking of the skills and expertise I’ve been able to acquire and how each one of them has contributed in shaping my career and ministry, I totally refuse to believe that statement to be true anymore.
In fact, I did some research today and found that the phrase was totally taken out of context and been misquoted in my case.
This saying is actually taken out of an original quote which says “A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.”
Unlike what the second version would lead you to believe, sometimes having multiple interests but not being an expert in anything could actually prove advantageous.
So the lesson is, don’t discourage your children from acquiring multiple skills and multiple talents. Let them lose to find their purpose by trying everything their beautiful minds lead them to.