“A wise man will hear and increase in learning …” (Proverbs 1:5).
Every 5 years, knowledge in most fields of endeavour doubles. That straight away means if you don’t stay sharp and updated, you’ll be left behind and outdated in information. Repeating same lessons over and over means you are not learning enough. There is need to study those who have succeeded where you want to succeed in order to know what to do and what not to do. Someone said: ‘Learn from the mistakes of others, and you will never live long enough to make them all yourself’. Below are few information that may be useful for those that want to climb the next ladder of greatness in their life’s adventure and by extension, spiritual exploits:
- Determine not to withdraw from people whose experiences are greater than your own. Peter the Apostle writes, “God has given each of you some special abilities, use them to help each other (I Peter 4:10)”. Brethren, we all have our areas of struggles; be careful lest your insecurity be termed as arrogance. It takes a humble and sincere mind to admit that he needs help!
- Do not attempt to impress people by seeking to be their intellectual equal. If you find yourself in a discussion that cast a shadow of yourself, listen carefully, ask questions, talk only about what you know and listen carefully to what you don’t know; take note and go back and work on those new knowledge areas. When next you meet, you will be much more ahead.
- Do your homework and underground preparation before you come on stage. When the Almighty God starts to promote you, always learn to prepare yourself and never appear before men without His message. King Solomon says, “A king rejoices in servants who know what they’re doing.” (Proverbs 14:35). Always remember to receive from God and deliver same message to His people with all the capacity He has given you.