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Monday, July 27, 2015

Are Your Dreams Dying or Thriving?

Make sure your atmosphere is conducive to your dreams. There are places that dreams go to die and there are places where dreams go to thrive. Scotty Scott (@BishopRonScott)

Proverbs says, "Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble." (Proverbs 13:20) It is time to evaluate those in your life.  This seems harsh, but at some point, if you continue to let the friends that are not contributing to your growth in Christ, deter you from Christ, you are headed down the wrong path.

In English it is easy to misunderstand the 2 uses of the word wise. In Hebrew, 'with wise' and 'men shall be wise' are slightly different. The first 'with wise', is referring to intellect, skill, and articulation.
The form of 'men shall be wise', refers to the teaching of wisdom, to make yourself new, or make wiser. In other words, the scripture is saying:
Surround yourself with people that have more skill, or intellect than yourself, so the wisdom you learn can be retaught.
A perfect example is, when growing up, my dad made me play basketball with the men and not the boys.  My height was similar, but developed skill, game IQ, and strength were not there. They were better, and in some aspects, smarter. In high school, I had the opportunity to practice with a US Top 5 sprinter and he made me better as I pushed to compete. The point is, it is always encouraged that you play with someone better than you.  This affords you an opportunity to enhance your skills, or talents, through learning, resulting in an improved version of yourself. Surround yourself with Christians that can sharpen you. As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. (Proverbs 27:17)