24 “Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more. 25 Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.” Mark 4:24-25
Good managers will notice how well their employees are working with the tasks they are given and reward them accordingly. If they feel they can handle additional responsibilities, they’ll give them that along with requisite pay raises and titles. Two thousand years ago, Jesus taught this principle. Quite probably, it’s been a sound managerial principle through the ages but only recently been codified.
Like the Air Force instructor I”ve mentioned plenty of times, “If you can’t do a simple task I give you, why would I let you do something that’s 1000 times more complex?
Jesus was training His disciples for bigger and better things, but they first had to learn the basics of faith and love and sowing seeds and harvesting. It’s what professional athletes do best, the basics. Master the basics, and you’ll be rewarded with more advanced activities.
The principle is still relevant in 2021 as I write this. Be faithful in the things God gives us and He may bless us with greater responsibilities in the Kingdom of God. Of course that looks different for each person but the principle still applies.