Entry #023 Praying to be a Lifelong Learner
The biggest mistake we can make is thinking we know everything. When we live life from a position of our ego, we stunt our growth and tie God’s hands. When we can no longer be taught, we cease to live. Even Jesus as a young child on earth grew and waxed strong in wisdom and understanding, and He is the All-knowing God. Satan daily studies our patterns, weaknesses and failures so that he can condemn and accuse us. He is always coming up with news spins on old tricks to entrap us. He doesn’t know our future or what is in our hearts now; even with all of his consistent study. He cannot learn or create; but we, who are made in the image of God, can. God has given us His creative power to speak things into existence, and to plant seeds of life that follows the principles of sowing and reaping. Satan only has the power we give him or that he steals from us. He is incapable of altering our destiny unless we listen to his lies, give his words power, and if we allow the seeds of deception to fester in our souls. But like him, we only know in part on this earth. When we get to heaven all things will be revealed to us, and we will have the capability to perceive it. But as long as we are in this world we have to constantly learn and grow. Regardless of the degrees we have, the life and work experience we possess, and the talents and skills we have mastered, there is always room for growth and knowledge. Wisdom is the ability to apply what we have learned to better our lives and the lives of others. In all of our getting, we need to get an understanding. Understanding increases our capacity to love, forgive and serve on a deeper level. The most successful people are progressively seeking new avenues and opportunities to be effective. What brought about the dispensation of the law in the beginning were the people arrogantly proclaiming they can follow all of God’s commands in their own strength. Till this day, no man has been able to keep and fulfill the totality of the law but Jesus Christ. He is the only all-knowing all-seeing God. And when we humble ourselves before Him to remain teachable and coachable, we are guaranteed success. Every moment in life can be a teachable moment, and every experience can be a learning experience. Everyday there are new skills to master, and old talents to further utilize and improve upon. Our brain is like every other muscle in our bodies; if we don’t use it we will lose it. Continual learning is not only a good thing to do, it is crucial to our mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. So praying to be a lifelong learner is staying open for new opportunities and experiences in our future, enjoying living and comprehending new things in our present, while learning from the mistakes and failures of our past.