How to reap the benefits of God’s leadership in your life?


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A college professor laid out his teaching philosophy on the first day of class: “If you allow me, I will teach you as much as I can in these few short weeks, but if you defy me, I guarantee that you will learn nothing. You will not like everything I tell you, but if you follow my instructions, you will leave these class much better thinkers than when you came in.”

The professor was a task master who demanded perfection from his students. Many students who were too lazy to put forth the actual effort, lost interest and complained about the strict grading and disparaging comments. The few extremely dedicated ones, found their professor to be one of the finest they ever had, and they valued his opinion above all others. This man helped them become better than they thought possible.

God offers us the same deal. If we are open to His leadership, He will help us achieve our full potential. However, if we resist His help, we can never hope to achieve that goal. Wise men and women get to be smart by listening and trying to improve themselves. They are never satisfied with whom they are today, but they always look forward to what they can become tomorrow. Proverbs 9:9 say it best: “Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still;  teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.”

So Let no one deceive himself brethren. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness”; and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” Therefore, let no one boast in men. For all things are God’s: whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come—all are God’s. And you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s” (1 Corinthians 3:18-23).

11 comments

    1. I see you doing bigger and greater things with your blog. You have a natural way of grabbing attention, and your message is not difficult to comprehend.

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  1. Love the quote ” If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.”

    Great post and God Bless!
    Joshua

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    1. I thank you very much for stopping by and leaving a comment, Josh. Wisdom and knowledge come from God. However, only those who seek will find.
      God blesses!

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    1. I thank you very much for your honest comment, Afi. As followers of Jesus we follow in His footsteps less than 50% of the time. However, when we do the result is so astounding that we often ask ourselves” “Why did I not do this before.”

      God blessed!

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  2. Excellent instruction Noel. Whatever we lack, whether it be wisdom, knowledge, or understanding, we must acknowledge and seek the Lord in order to obtain it. It is only through Him, that we will reach our full potential! Thank you! God bless you!

    Paulette

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    1. I thank you very much for your wise counsel, Minister Paulette. Your continued support and encouragement are greatly appreciated. God blesses!

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    1. I thank you very much for your comment, Sakira. The Lord works in mysterious ways. If we allow him, He will use us.

      God blesses!

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