This week I had to get a COVID 19 test. As I turned up at the test centre, I had some expectations of what to expect, I had seen my daughter have one in hospital (administered by a nurse) so was aware it was not going to be a pleasant experience. However, imagine my shock when I discovered I was going to be taught how to administer the test to myself! I would be learning how to administer a COVID 19 test! Thankfully, I managed, and the test came back negative.

This experience got me to thinking. What skills, both new and old am I am going to need to learn or improve to help me succeed in my goals for next year (for more on why I am setting goals see lasts week post).

Proverbs 15:14 says: The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.

I know that if I am going to play my part in achieving the goals that I believe God will help set I need to improve in areas of my life. Afterall the above scripture tells us to seek knowledge.

I needed to learn to drive, I needed to learn how preach, I needed to grow in my leadership skills this list could go on and on and by know means am I the finished article. To improve I need to seek out knowledge.

I have been blessed to find someone to mentor me in church leadership and another person to coach me in preaching but in other areas I have taken a more haphazard approach, in some cases I have lacked discipline.

The good thing is I am aware and going forward I am committed to prayerfully taking a more structured approach to learning for the journey.

If I can be of any help to you, please contact me on adam@livingsprings.cc

Adam Boud