Practice Truly Does Make Perfect (Inspirational Reads Chapter 9)
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How does that saying go? Practice makes perfect, right?
As women who want to only give the Best Yes, we are women who want to be wise. As the author so astutely points out, learning to be wise is a learned skill. Learned skills take practice just as with any sport, any musical instrument, and even learning the multiplication tables.
With knowledge being what we have in our head and wisdom being what we put into practice, we need to make sure that we are making a point of getting plenty of practice.
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We also know from having practiced at things before, that it is often a two steps forward and one step back process. Knowing this ahead of time means that the backward step need not disappoint us. It need not keep us from trying again. It must not keep us from striving to move forward. And, we should not in any way let it define us.
The thing is, being wise women means that we want to make wise decisions as a reflex action. We want to be so skilled in being wise that we don’t even have to think about it.
If I were to ask you what 8×7 is, you could most likely answer me in one second or less, right?
You can do this because this is an ingrained learned skill that has become something you can do without even having to think about it. Knowing that the answer is 56 is simply a reflex action.
Let’s use this knowledge to let us put into practice the practice of becoming wise.
Just as Lysa points out, we become wise by spending time in the Bible. Ideally, every day. It is only by filling our minds with knowledge, the best kind of knowledge, that we can work towards becoming wise.
By the time we have been diligent in practicing being wise, we will be ready to move forward in our quest of the Best Yes.
The thoughts shared in this post were inspired by a chapter in The Best Yes. This is a book that were are reading together as a community beginning February 22nd, 2016. We are reading just three chapters a week in this book.
Even if you are not reading along with us this time, you can still pick up your own copy and gain the wisdom you need in making wise decisions in the midst of endless demands.
The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands
Here is a bit more about our book club…
This book club is a way of encouraging others to carve out the time to read at a pace of just three chapters a week because I’ve learned that finding time to read never just happens on its own.
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday there will be blog posts here with Monday’s Inspirational Reads somewhere in the title with my reaction to each of the three chapters for the week, and then on Thursday evening at 9 pm EST we will be on Periscope discussing the chapters in an interactive format. You can find everything you need to know about Periscope by reading The Periscope Lowdown.
All you have to do is grab your book above, and you’re good to go! We’d love to have you join it, otherwise, grab your own copy and read any of the posts with Monday’s Inspirational Reads in the title and you can join in on your own time!