I love learning and do what I can to continue to learn whatever I can, whenever I can. I call myself a student of life. I often look at where I was compared to where I am and am in awe. Perhaps more importantly, I know just enough to know that I know very little. 😉
Using a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade. That’s the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed.
Ecclesiastes 10:10, NLT
Trying to do anything without the necessary skills or tools is like chopping wood with a dull ax. If your tool is dull, you should sharpen it to do a better job. Similarly, if you lack skills, you should sharpen them through training and practice. In each situation, sharpening the ax means recognizing where a problem exists, acquiring or honing the skills (or tools) to do the job better, and then going out and doing it.
When I find the areas of my life where my “ax” is dull and sharpen my skills, I can be more effective for God’s work. Being more effective in God’s work leads to me being more effective overall.