How to Be Better at Everything
Becoming better is our aim. In one way or another, in one area or another, we all want to be better. Personally, professionally, and spiritually, we want to improve and become more fruitful.
This is also the will of God for us. So how do we become better?
Here are two simple, but profound keys:
1. Let your light shine: Your light is your God-given abilities and purpose. Your light is your witness to the world around you. When you shine your light, somebody sees clearer. Something gets done. Darkness is removed. By making people and circumstances better, you become better!
2. Hear well. Hearing is the basis of your increase. Jesus said, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given." (Mark 4:24) Within the domains of knowledge, effort, skill, and responsibility, hearing makes you better. Jesus also said, "For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.” (Mark 4:25)
When you choose to read the Bible and other useful books and information, you learn something new. When you don’t read, something will go missing or lacking, and will lead to something being “taken away.”
An expensive example: Many years ago, I owned a high performance car and developed the bad habit of not reading (hearing) the oil change sticker. I routinely let thousands of miles beyond the recommended miles pass before changing the oil. One day, I heard a strange noise and saw oil running out under the engine bay. I discovered, to my dismay, that I had damaged the engine for a lack of regular maintenance.
By letting our light shine and "having ears to hear,” we become better at EVERYTHING by avoiding decrease and experiencing increase.