The most common one is, “When will I ever use this in real life?”
Reference: Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. (Psalm 86:11 NIV)
Explore: In primary school you have great respect for your teachers. They know everything and can find an answer to all your questions.
But once you get to secondary school you start to ask questions of your own. The most common one is, “When will I ever use this in real life?”
As you progress through your education you start to determine your own direction by choosing your own subjects and your own majors. Once you determine your career you try to gather as much information as you can to assist you to be knowledgable in that field.
From being spoon fed in primary school, the development of your education really ends up in your own hands.
Application: I think that, at times, when it comes to our faith development, we get stuck in primary school. We expect our church and our pastors to feed us with what we need.
There comes a time when we need to step up and start to determine what more we need to learn for our faith development.
The psalmists will often ask God to teach them in certain ways and it made me realise that I often don’t. I will ask God for help, but I won’t often ask Him to teach me the skills or knowledge I need to learn to help myself through.
Our God loves wisdom and for us to ask Him what we need. Let’s graduate from primary school and start to think of what we need to learn within our faith.
Prayer: Lord, there is so much more for me to learn and to grow. May this next season give me an accelerated understanding of You. Amen.
What area of knowledge do you need to grow in?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.