Not a Morning Person?

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Me neither. But I remember the coach (not Emilio Estevez) in D3: The Mighty Ducks who said, “You gotta get up early if you want to hunt goose eggs.”

In Hockey, success is measured by how many goals you put in and how many goals you keep out. The ultimate defensive goal is to not allow any scores during the game (a goose egg).

The point is that if we want to accomplish greatness, we have to do the inconvenient consistently (like waking up early for me, as I am right now).

For every person the inconvenient can look different, for some it is going to the gym, for others it is enrolling back in college, and for others it is owning the past and asking for forgiveness. If we did any one of these it would be great, but if they are not followed up by consistent behavior then no weight will be lost, no classes will be done, and past mistakes will become current mistakes again.

The same is true with wisdom.

King Solomon makes it clear in Proverbs 2 that we cannot passively pursue wisdom. It needs our full attention.

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“If you sift through the clamor of everything around you to seek her like some precious prize, to search for her like buried treasure; Then you will grasp what it means to truly respect the Eternal, and you will have discovered the knowledge of the one True God.”[1]

There is nothing passive about that verse. Instead, it is calling us on a journey toward a treasure trove.

Is that honestly how we perceive wisdom? Do I actually think of wisdom as something worthwhile? Or is it something that I don’t mind receiving if it is on my way to fame and fortune?

Money and attention will fade away, but wisdom does not fade. So, wisdom requires inconvenience as well. It requires asking bold questions to those I respect, it requires late night research sessions on whatever subject I am writing about, and it requires in depth time in the Bible, because after all God is the author of Wisdom.

What is one thing you can do today to seek after wisdom (even if it inconveniences you?



[1] Proverbs 2:4-5 The Voice