I guess today I’ve been quite frankly struck profoundly at the awesomeness of Learning. From the moment I woke up this morning, I have been having this thing in my Spirit and my heart that keeps crying out “Give me a teachable heart, and a teachable Spirit!” “Teach me truth, and lead me into all Wisdom!” “Bless me with the Grace to Understand What I see, hear and know”.
I realise there is a hunger drawing me deeper and closer into a place of intimacy that has left me feeling that what I thought I knew I don’t know, and what I don’t know I actually know, or the fact that I’m coming into another stage of revelation and enlightenment that is birthing a holy dissatisfaction of being and adhering to a status quo.
Already this morning, on reflecting over the past few weeks of non-stop busy-ness, I’ve found that my heart just wants to learn again and keep learning. But my mind doesnt. It strives. It pains. It’s lazy. It doesn’t want anymore “information overload” but yet it’s still learning.
For me growing up, School wasn’t a place I liked very much as I was bullied throughout most of it. Yes there were breathing spaces and there were times when it was amazing but after moving school at least 3 times between primary and secondary school, the pressure of Uni, and the effect on my health and my mental sanity, I kinda lost that desire to even been in an educational institute ever again. I wanted to breath. Do something different. A Different routine. I didn’t mind as long as it didn’t look exactly like school.
But I ended up doing a gap year in missions and schools work. I realised I was still being trained and was still learning but it was a totally new development of skills. This led me with JC down the path where I am now where I have many options to choose from regarding my next step but not sure what to choose or where to look.
This brings me to my main thought and conclusion of the day which also happens to be my facebook status (follow me on facebook if you’d like to know…): *eherm* *clears-throat-for-verbal-diarrhea-speech*
“Anyone who thinks they’ve reached in life needs a good look at their lives again. You may have everything you want and need and be the most successful person in the world. So because of that you have this sense of achievement? Fair enough. That’s all well and good and amazing in fact, but the moment you think you have reached is the moment you begin your downfall. This is because you think you know everything there is to know about life, yes even at an old age where you’re considered wiser than many. Even an expert still needs teaching. But just when you think you know everything there is to know, is when you stop being teachable. Stop being teachable? you stop learning. You Stop learning? you start falling- a symptom and a reaction for that disease called PRIDE. I speak to myself as I write this. You never stop learning. There’s always something new to learn. keep learning. but don’t learn junk. Hang with fools to learn their folly so that you don’t become like them. Keep company with the Wise so that you’ll be yet wiser that your folly will not trip you. There is something so profoundly hitting me today that its time to Learn again. Keep learning. KEEP LEARNING. You don’t have to go to school to learn. But whatever you do just learn. If you don’t like what you’re learning then learn something else. Whatever you do just keep learning. But, dont just learn anything: LEARN WHAT IS RIGHT, GOOD AND PURE. #NeverStopLearning.”
I’m done. As ever keeping it Real! Peace!
The Elected Lady xx