Your "Self" Education...
"Enlighten the people generally and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day."
Similarly, former slave turned statesman Fredrick Douglass said "Knowledge makes man unfit to be a slave." Why is it that the common themes here tyranny, oppression, and slavery? Because all of these have metamorphosed over time to be less of a condition of the body into something far more sinister: states of the heart and mind. You see, more dangerous than physically holding a person in captivity, is doing so by other means in which they walk into bondage voluntarily via possessions, debt or false knowledge and/or beliefs of both who and whose they are.
And the scriptures are very clear that "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge..." Hosea 4:6 (NIV)The remainder of the verse is equally powerful especially to those seeking their purpose bestowed upon them by their Creator. If you want to uncover your life's purpose; if you fervently desire to live your dreams, I am absolutely convinced that you must make an effort to seek out the knowledge that most others will NOT.
Unfortunately, even some of the MOST prestigious institutions of learning lack curriculum in some of the most critical, universal principles for building a meaningful life. These are areas where our current culture falls devastatingly short. Areas like:
- Marriage and family growth and development
- TOTAL Financial Education and Development
- Leadership development in your personal life
- Leadership development in your professional life
- Personal relationships
- Faith and discovering YOUR purpose
- Mental and physical fitness
- Freedom in your community, country and throughout the world
As I look at this list, these are the things that DEEPLY touch my life every day, but they are also the things I knew the least about. My classes in school were more about preparing me for a job than for a life. So much focus on being a better worker or even just better looking...not being a better woman, wife and mother and friend. Thousands of dollars spent of formal education and I had only touched the smallest corner of my God given potential. There had to be more to life. Moreover, had I had better information in even a FEW of the aforementioned areas, I would have spent much more of my life being sure, secure, successful and confident as a whole human being, better in ALL aspects of my life. Discovering my purpose instead of trying to fit into prefab roles that weren't meant for me at all.
There were many things I thought were great mysteries, things I could only guess at, when nothing could have been further from the truth. So much bad advice I followed from TV, radio and people who had never even been where I desired to go. I had even been told that what I desired wasn't possible, and at times even commanded to fear and avoid those who looked and lived differently from me. Imagine my surprise (and relief) when I found that these were the very people who had precisely the answers I was looking for. Well, enough of those shenanigans!
If this sounds even remotely like YOUR experience, or one you'd like to avoid, you are not alone. Division and separation from one another and the knowledge we seek has become more and more prevalent in America and sadly, many of us have been unwitting participants. But there is a FORMIDABLE counter punch to this. Better information! Zig Ziglar said, "You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.”
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