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Never stop learning and growing (2)

4 February 2024 ‘Wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it.’ Proverbs 8:11 NLT

To keep learning and growing, we need to recognise these : 1) Successful people view learning in a different way from unsuccessful people. Joshua learned from Moses. Timothy learned from Paul. Who have you chosen to learn from? Author Sydney J. Harris wrote: ‘A winner knows how much he still has to learn, even when he is considered an expert by others. A loser wants to be considered an expert by others before he has learned enough to know how little he knows.’ It’s all a matter of attitude. It’s truly remarkable how much a person has to learn before he or she realises how little they know. 2) Nothing is interesting if you’re not interested. In the book Quality Is Free, Philip B. Crosby writes: ‘There is a theory of human behaviour that says people subconsciously retard their own intellectual growth. They come to rely on clichés and habits. Once they reach the age of…personal comfort with the world, they stop learning and their mind runs on idle for the rest of their days. They may progress organisationally, they may be ambitious and eager, and they may even work night and day. But they learn no more.’ The Bible says, ‘Jesus increased in wisdom and stature’ (Luke 2:52 KJV). He didn’t just grow physically; He grew spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. It’s such a shame when we get into a rut and never climb out; we miss out on the best that God has to offer. By contrast, when we’re at our most teachable, we’re completely engaged in life. We become enthusiastic about things. We’re interested in discovering, discussing, applying, and increasing. So, never stop learning and growing!

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Let God remould you Thursday 29 February
Changing how you pray Wednesday 28 February
Hope for the future Tuesday 27 February
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Armed for spiritual warfare (2) Saturday 24 February

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