Be Humble and Receive Instruction — It Pays Dividends.

einstein, receive instructionSome people refuse to continue learning? Why?

There are those who actually think they don’t need to receive instruction. What they know is enough. Of course to fancy yourself as a know-it-all is pathetic. Let’s just laugh at that.

There’s another reason … pride. It takes humility to understand we don’t know everything. Two-thousand years ago, Paul wrote, “If anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know” (I Corinthians 8:2).

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Small Can Become Big. Zero Cannot.

Small can become big. Zero cannot. Lack of initiative cannot.

new life sprouting, small can become big

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…” Zechariah 4:10 NLT

Jesus gave us the parable of the growing seed. The farmer is not certain about how it all happens. Yet the seed initiates a process … first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head … harvest comes.

Invest two moments in this post by Gary Barkalow …

Perhaps the increased understanding we desire about our life and calling can only be found in it’s offering (“activities”). Perhaps we are stuck, not for a lack of understanding, but for lack of initiated movement. Perhaps instruction will come as we create motion, as with a CD of beautiful music that cannot be heard or perceived until it begins to spin.

Initiate. Activate. Use what you have, starting now.

“Here’s a young man who has 5 barley loaves and 2 small fish. But what is this in the face of such a great challenge?”

It will be more than enough. What we use grows. What we don’t use, we lose.

The Growth Mindset–You can Learn Anything

There was a time when Albert Einsteir could not count to 10. William Shakespeare had to learn his ABC’s. We are born to learn …

When we have a growth mindset, we believe we can develop. It’s actually good for us to struggle to learn something new. Our brain grows through the process—new connections are formed.

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The Light of Christ Flowing Through You

To me, this is just about beyond our ability to reflect upon. But think about something with me …

light of Christ, prism

A prism slows light down, refracting it so that we can see the diversity of color within.

Jesus Christ exists and is active in a realm which is inconceivable. The speed (or if we could say, the frequency) at which his being oscillates and moves is infinite. His potential activity is without limit.

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