HOW TO INCREASE YOUR SUCCESS RATE
Text: Isaiah 1:17a
“Learn to do well…”
It is learning that adds knowledge to you.
And Proverbs 1:5 says,
“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning…”
If you’re not hearing, you can’t increase in learning. Somebody has to be talking to you, teaching you, for you to learn.
Proverbs 9:9 also says,
“Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser:
teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.”
The teaching Ministry is to make us wiser. So when you despise teaching, and any opportunity to learn, it means you have no value for wisdom.
In any area you increase in wisdom, you multiply your success rate. Because Proverbs 10:10b says, “…but wisdom brings success.” (NKJV)
Anytime you expand your knowledge base, you increase your success rate.
Which means that if you’re not being taught, if you’re not hearing, and you’re not learning, your success rate is not increasing.
Nothing just happens. It’s something added that translates to increase, growth or multiplication.
Peter told the people in 2 Peter 1:5-8…
“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
So the more you keep hearing and learning, you expand your knowledge base, and you are more fruitful, productive and effective. Alleluia!
And let me tell you the truth, the most important area we need to continue to expand our knowledge base is in Marriage and Family Life.
You need to begin to attach such utmost importance to your marriage and family life, that you become insatiable in your quest for knowledge concerning how to make marriage work. I tell you!