Sit Still And Learn Something

Ephesians 4:11 - 14 11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,  14 Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.

Tonight I am teaching what is called the Advance Life Group.  It's for individuals who want to learn more about the Bible. We dig deep into theology.  To be honest, I haven't had a class this successful in a long time.  So I really look forward to teaching it.  

But I look around and see a common trend among people that is disturbing.  No one sits still long enough to let themselves be properly taught.  

I've seen people go from job to job looking for that "perfect" place that will give them purpose. 
I've seen families switch schools over and over again, hoping to find that one school that will give their kid an edge. 
I've seen spouses suddenly divorce so they can find something that makes them, "happier."  

It happens all the time.  People running from one place to another because they think they will find something better.  My mom taught me a simple truth that I want to share with you.  "Someone always thinks that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence until they get there."  

You cannot learn when you are always on the move.  Learning takes time and patience.  When you fail to use both you only gather knowledge, not wisdom. 

You cannot trust who is teaching you until you take the time to get to know them.   You will never learn from someone you don't trust.  

You cannot serve others without building a relationship with them.  If you want to find purpose in your life, serve others.  But you will never be able to do that if you don't take the time to understand them.  

You cannot thrive if you refuse to be accountable to leadership.  We live in a culture that is soured on authority.  Media has devalued authority in America because that's what people want to hear.  But the price we pay is too high.  If you cannot follow, you cannot learn.  

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to be still and know that You are God today.  AMEN  


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