ROOTS OF PASSION FOR WISDOM
As I’ve grown older, knowledge has become somewhat less important to me, and wisdom has become more prominent. What influenced the change is recognizing that knowledge doesn’t bring me any closer to understanding myself on a personal level, whereas wisdom challenges the very roots of my character, pushing me towards amelioration.
WISDOM BRINGS ME TO JESUS
One of my greatest inspirations as a blogger is to challenge others to think outside the box of their comfort zone, outside of what is familiar. The reason I feel so passionate about amelioration is how, while I was an unbeliever, I deprived years of my life by shunning the obstacle of unveiling my purpose. Living in the cocoon of a depressed, angry heart was a suffocating existence—I wasn’t yearning to learn anything new. The real challenge in life was finding a reason to stay alive.
Discovering my passion for learning new concepts was tantalizing, but finding Jesus in my heart was enthralling. My passion for knowledge is a part of me I enjoy, but what is so much more valuable to me now is my heart’s desire for Christ to work through me.
THE BEAUTY OF SURRENDER
Wisdom looks like bowing my head and asking Jesus to overcome my pride, in faith that His love will overcome my arrogance and enable me to surrender myself. I learned how soothing surrender is when I gained closure in my faith. There is closure in letting go of the fears in life, such as social norms, or the rejection of my truest self by others too arrogant about theirs.
When I accept and embrace that my identity and purpose is in Jesus, what happens in return is that I understand how little what others think of me really matters, and that what does matter is that they know Jesus, regardless of whether or not they like me.
What refreshes me about this blog is how I can share the impact Jesus has had on a man like me—someone who was an unbeliever for most of his life and converted to Christianity after living with depression, anxiety, and bitterness for years. Jesus was able to turn all of that around for me, and I am so grateful for His intervention.
You, too, are loved more than you could possibly imagine. I pray you would feel His love for you today, and be ever changed by what the truth of His love means for you.
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