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    Proverbs 26:11

    As a dog returns to his own vomit,
    So a fool repeats his folly.

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    Reflective Thinking

    I want you to understand it’s okay to make a mistake. We all will fall down at times. What’s important is when we do fall down, we not only get back up but we reflect and understand it… so we don’t repeat it. One thing I want to be known for is never making the same mistake twice. Let’s say I’m not quite there. Ha! But… I’m working on it.

    Action Idea

    Remember this quote from John Maxwell, “Reflective thinking turns experience into insight”, and the next time we make a mistake let’s ensure we reflect and understand it… so we gain the insight from that experience and don’t do it again and again and again.

  • New King James Version | NKJV

    Proverbs 25:16

    Have you found honey?
    Eat only as much as you need,
    Lest you be filled with it and vomit.

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    Reflective Thinking

    You’ll start to notice the more you read the Word the more insight that will be revealed to you. It’s like receiving a precious jewel of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding that you didn’t even notice before. If you haven’t experienced it yet, keep reading God’s Word, you will.

    In this proverb, God is reminding us to use self-discipline and restraint when it comes to eating, especially things that can be toxic to our bodies like sugar and carbohydrates. He reminds us to only eat as much as we need, not eat as much as we want. Listen, overeating and being a glutton, especially with sugar, will make us sick. If our body doesn’t get sick in the short term, it will in the long term. It’s simple sowing and reaping. We are sowing bad things into our bodies and over time it kills us and prevents us from fully engaging in our purpose.

    Action Idea

    If this is an issue for you, as it has been for me most of my life, choose today and every day going forward that you will eat healthy and when we do eat the delicious but potentially toxic things, eat only as much as we need, not as much as we want. We each have a God-given purpose, don’t throw it away because of a lack of self-discipline. Remember, as a follower of Jesus, you been given a Spirit of self-discipline that lives within you at all times. Remember that, write it on the tablet of your heart.

  • New King James Version | NKJV

    Proverbs 24:3-4

    Through wisdom a house is built,
    And by understanding it is established;
    By knowledge the rooms are filled
    With all precious and pleasant riches.

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    Reflective Thinking

    I love using imagination to help remember important things in life. Here God is painting a picture of what roles wisdom, understanding, and knowledge play in our lives. Wisdom is the primary and principle thing of creation. Your purpose is likely centered around creation and cultivation. We are made in the image of God after all. Understanding is what establishes, gives us deep roots and makes us unshakable, and sets us up to endure the storms of life. This is building our house on the Rock. Knowledge is more than information. It’s also having an understanding of the gifts, talents, and strengths God has given us. It’s knowing our weaknesses, our personality, and what makes us tick. It’s an awareness of how everything in the world works and the laws and systems that govern it.

    Action Idea

    It would be wise to understand this knowledge. (Ha! See what I did there.) Commit to building, establishing, and furnishing your house on the Rock, Jesus Christ. This is the wisest thing you will ever do in this life.