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Bookstores are filled with “how to” books. A quick web search on “how to” articles or videos yields thousands of links. We all appreciate practical help when we are trying to do something new, or something we’re unfamiliar with.
The Bible teaches us what we need more than anything else. We need wisdom! Proverbs 4:7 (NLT) reminds us of this: “Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.”
If “getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do,” how do we get it? At the risk of sounding simplistic, I believe the first step in getting wisdom is really wanting it! You need to be hungry for wisdom before you actually find it. Hunger for wisdom makes you teachable. It makes you humble. It puts you in the position of being a student rather than a teacher. It makes you a listener and a learner. Hunger transforms you into someone who is always seeking growth.
How hungry are you for wisdom? Are you a teachable person? Do you think of yourself as a student or a teacher?
The best teachers are students first! The greatest leaders are learners. To rise to the heights of wisdom you must go low in humility. When you grow a hungry, teachable heart, you’re on your way to wisdom!