Becoming by ACHUCKAllen
There are folks in this world that are done! I’m talking about truly, done. In their heart and mind, they have learned everything they need to learn. They’ve served all they can serve. They’ve given all they can give. But that’s not true!
I have lived long enough to know that the following statement is so true. When you surrender your will to learn, you’ve surrendered your ability and right to lead!
In a world full of binary thoughts, why do we have to choose the extremes on every issue? What if there truly is learning within listening? What if there are understandings that we can chase after? What if the world’s greatest findings have yet to be found?
If 58 years of life have taught me anything, it’s taught me this – If you don’t want the world to run laps around you as cultures change and then change more rapidly, you have to have a willingness+ to learn.
Did you know that less than 27% of American adults read at least one book in the past 12 months? Did you know that some 80% of purchased books are never read?
I am fully confident that the Creator and Sustainer of this universe never intended for us to stop growing up. Jesus said to “Go make disciples, baptize them, and teach them all the things that He taught us.” At no point did He say, just follow the words of your pastor, priest or teacher. Romans 12:2, teaches us to: “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”
That’s why we are launching a 3-week large group series entitled, BECOMING on August 12, 2018. In these three weeks, you can be a part of classes that can assist you and give you a quantum leap in BECOMING all that God longs for you to become. Parenting, Marriage, Relationships, Finances, Time and Goal Management and a few more.
It’s the first of a year-long effort to equip you to succeed wildly in your life. It’s an opportunity to dust off our learning skills and find some practical and truth-filled teaching that can equip us to forget what is behind us and press on toward the goals that only the Divine can deliver in your life, in this season!
It’s been said that A man who asks is a fool for five minutes, and a man who never asks is a fool for life. I believe that the old proverb is true.
Benjamin Franklin said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
And Abigail Adams once stated that ” Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”
If you want to know how to start learning, start reading. If you don’t enjoy reading, start listening. Listen to something like an audiobook, or a Ted Talk, or a Podcast. But insert a short time each day to learning.
You were designed to never stop BECOMING.