Transformed in My Mental Health
Those who get wisdom do themselves a favor, and those who love learning will succeed.
Proverbs 19:8 (NCV)
Wisdom is really not that hard to find, but it can be hard to look for it. It all comes down to the choices we make about how we spend our time. We can spend our time wisely and get more wisdom, or we can spend our time foolishly and miss opportunities to grow. Sometimes it’s a difficult choice.
Here’s a practical suggestion: Trade one hour of gaming or television for one hour of reading every day. Expand your mind by expanding your interest. Use your time wisely and you will be rewarded.
God wants to fill your mind with wisdom, but he won’t force it upon you. You must seek it out. The Bible says, “Blessed are those who find wisdom” – that means you have to look for it – “those who gain understanding” – that means you have to work for it and actively pursue it. (Proverbs 3:13 NIV).
What I love about wisdom is that, once found, it can never be lost. In fact, the more wisdom you give away, the more it becomes yours.
So do yourself a favor today. Get some wisdom. And if you will do that, the Bible promises you will succeed.
(Transformed: How God Changes Us by Rick Warren)