Guiding Scripture: Proverbs 23:12 ‘Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.’
written by: Torrie Slaughter
How will you combat inertia? Google defines inertia as a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged- inactivity or passivity.
Our knowledge may be invisible, yet it affects every area of our lives. As a life coach, I help others gain clarity and solve problems. Believe it or not, some won’t accept their logic, while others remain fearfully complacent. So, unfortunately, I sometimes sit on the sidelines waiting for their courage to rise and faith restored before the next steps.
I understand how doubt takes over even the most established people.
For many of us, we make decisions that will influence a generation. We can change as others watch and learn from our actions (they speak louder than words).
The wisdom we can apply is to value the importance of knowledge.
Many of you reading this know I am a media ministry consultant. I advise churches, organizations, and business owners to identify tension and help them implement necessary changes. Together we plan and create systems depending on their needs. The beautiful process that God has allowed me to see is the transformation.
If you have ever helped someone solve a problem or participated in their advancement, then you know how rewarding it is. Applying practical wisdom with a spiritual vision is something to behold. That type of awakening opens communication, creates teams, and builds trust within a community.
We all have something to share, a gift from God that gives our lives meaning.
As you read today’s passages, I pray that you are encouraged by the ways God’s people apply wisdom. Hear God’s Word through the voice of His people and incline your heart to understand. We should remember that life is an experience of a vibrant, ever-evolving continuous sequence of events.
Why confirm failure if we have not tried?
Choose to be confident in how the Lord is leading and apply your ears to words of knowledge.
Prayer: Father, give us the wisdom to react according to You. Help us see our actions and correct us if they are not pleasing to you. Allow our eyes to be open and our hearts to be receptive. Let us find you in every detail of our lives. Amen
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Torrie is a media ministry consultant who works with churches and faith driven organizations to build their ministry team. She is the Blueprint Specialist uncovering root problems to construct solutions. Want to hear more? Tune in and listen to A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional a podcast by Our Given Purpose and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name.