"The wise don’t make a show of their knowledge, but fools broadcast their foolishness." Proverbs 12:23 NLT
When someone blows one of those air horns at a stadium event, it gets everyone's attention, but at the same time everyone is irritated. It is foolish to be the one that irritates others or attempt to draw attention to yourself. Broadcasting about yourself is foolish, investing in others is wise.
Wise people don't make a show of their knowledge, they use what they have been given and invest it in others to make a difference. Tony Shea says that "the goal shouldn't be to be the biggest tree, but to be the keeper of the greenhouse."Ultimately the impact that you will have on the world, the significance your life will have, will not be by becoming bigger and consuming all of the attention and resources, it will be through helping others to grow.
Levi Lusko poses the question: "What is more valuable to an organization, a genius or a genius maker."
It is wise to use your knowledge, use your talents, and use your experience. But you should use it to make an investment in the lives of those around you. You will be satisfied and God will be glorified.
This week, quietly use your knowledge to add value to someone else's life
In His Hands,