“I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.”

– Proverbs 4:2

Today I want to start with this thought: We can learn most of the skills needed for success. I often share that your philosophy is perfectly designed to produce the results you’re getting. What if your ideals, standards, or beliefs are not producing the results you’re seeking?  Whose fault is it? What do you think should change in your life if what I’m saying is true? A great place to start is to change your philosophy, worldview, and how you see things.

Considering the abundance of available skills that can be merged into our lives is essential. Being happy is a skill, and there are books on being happy. I know, I wrote one! Being a friend is a skill; being healthy and becoming successful is a skill. Spiritually speaking, leading a holy life is a skill. All of these are outgrowths of your belief system. Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had to buy it and bought it.”  What is the pearl of great price, and how do I obtain it? You become a disciple of Jesus. Disciple means someone who is trained and integrates Godly disciplines. This education and execution will create regular habits that will positively change who you are and develop you as a person. Yes, this education is worth it!

Friend, we can change our philosophy, take responsibility for our life, and create the life we want. When you ask good questions and wait for the Holy Spirit to speak, you will receive better belief systems and incorporate excellent skills into your life. By learning from Scripture, you can expect to walk in ethical decisions, good thinking, and sound patterns, and everything will change.


Jesus, train me to walk in Godly disciplines. Help me to obtain the skills necessary to succeed.


In what areas would you like to change your belief systems? What new skills would you like to acquire?

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