Day 13 – Proverbs 13
“He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed” Proverbs 13:20
It is always tempting to want to have everything overnight. Wealth, success, knowledge, wisdom and so on. Overnight success is the dream of many yet we will miss a valuable lesson if we get ahead of ourselves without being properly prepared for increase.
Walking is a lot slower than running. It would take you 3 or 4 times longer to walk 10km than it would if you ran. But if you walked, you would recall more of the surroundings than if you ran past them quickly. He who walks will understand more than he who races through and absorbs very little.
Haste is the companion of fools. People who seek overnight success, often disregard the dangers of hasty decisions. “Wealth gained in haste and by dishonesty will be diminished, but he who gathers little by little will increase his riches” Proverbs 13:11 A few years ago, Black Market deals in Zim saw people chasing windows of opportinuties to make millions overnight. They jumped at any chance to gain things for themselves. Today, not many people have anything to show for what they gained in that time of black market dealings.
If you want to improve at anything, you must spend time with people better than you. They will help you to reach your full potential and stretch you beyond your comfort zone. They will WALK with you step by step so that you fully UNDERSTAND and empower you to make good decisions so that you do not destroy your future.
Father, thank you that we choose to walk with you and in doing so, we will be wise. Help us not to be hasty in trying to gain wealth. Separate us from friends who will destroy our future and connect us with people who will encourage us to reach our potential. As we walk with You, we ask that you teach us to slow down so we don’t go too fast past the lessons you are teaching us, but absorb the lessons of wisdom you have for us.
In Jesus name…
I wrote a blog some time ago called The Power of Small . Feel free to read it as it may help you understand why starting slow and small is good. https://antonbhana.com/2016/04/14/the-power-of-small/