A healthy spirit conquers adversity,
but what can you do when the spirit is crushed?
Wise men and women are always learning,
always listening for fresh insights.
Proverbs 18:14-15 (Message)
I find it interesting that these two verses are back to back. This morning I asked the question Why?
Here are some thoughts:
One thing that keeps our spirit healthy is growth and progress. When we refuse to learn or to listen, a part of us begins to shrivel up and die.
A healthy spirit is filled with hope. A healthy spirit wakes up and says, “I’ll try again today.”
A healthy spirit is filled with desire. A healthy spirit asks, “What can I learn today?”
One of the best things we can do when feeling discouraged or crushed is to be open and willing to receive. Don’t shut down, don’t hide yourself away, do whatever it takes to learn whatever you need to learn.
Do you desire for your spirit to soar today? Learn something new. Listen to someone wise. Read something insightful.
Get up and fly!