Ecclesiastes 10:10 reads,
If an ax is blunt and the edge isn't sharpened, then one has to use more strength. But wisdom prepares the way for success.
If a person is talented, but they are not committed to improving their skills, they are very much like this dull ax described by Solomon. Sure, they can rely just on their raw talent to impress a person or two, but when it comes to their full impact for the kingdom it will fall way short of God's outrageous design for their lives.
My prayer for me as I continue to walk this path of leadership is this: That by this time next year, I will have sharpened the ax even more by becoming much wiser through humility along with a deep passion and desire to always improve.
What about you? What do you see yourself becoming next year for Christ? What areas do you need to improve on (sharpen)?