There is a popular slogan that is ringing in my mind this morning, “Knowledge is Power!” This motto suggest that the more you know, the more you accomplish. If knowledge is power, ignorance is barrenness.
One of the greatest enemies of our success in life is ignorance. Merriam-Webster defines ignorance as the lack of knowledge, education, or awareness. It is the state of uninformed, and being left in the dark about something. Looking at this definition from life’s point of view, what in life have you been left in the dark about? What would your life look like if you had a complete understanding of the gifts and talents you possess? Who could you become if you completely understood your potential?
According to Hosea 4:6, our lives are ruined because of what we don’t know. We have become victims of failure, destructions, and decline because we lack knowledge in different areas of our lives. Let me prove it to you. A person who doesn’t understand the principle of budgeting goes through life recklessly spending money. They are always broke and never have enough money to make it to the end of the month. Sometimes the end of the day. They are destroyed for the lack of knowledge. In some cases you are not hurt by what you know, you are destroyed by what you don’t know.
Ignorance is the seed of unfruitfulness in our lives, relationships, churches, families, business and our world. In order to live fruitful in every area of life. We must take time to education ourselves. What would your broken relationship look like if you took the time to understand your significant other? Pastor, how fast would your church grow, if you had a better understanding of the people in your community and what they expect to get out of their worship experience? How could we change the world, if we had a clear understanding of our purpose?
This year, it is my endeavor to teach you how to embrace the power you possess. The power to live life fulfilled! Embracing your power is not just about accomplishing great things, it’s about understanding your true self. When you understand who you are and what you possess, you have the power to accomplish anything and ultimately change your world!