Thursday, November 12, 2009

Knowledge is power.

Today I had the pleasure of going on a field trip with my son Turner.  Turner is in First Grade and we went to Centennial Farm.  We learned how chicks are born.  We learned how our food is grown.  It was so much fun being with the kids.  When Turner got home he told he that he LOVES to learn because it makes him feel powerful.  I thought this was an interesting statement coming from a six year old!

He is wise at times beyond his years.  Yes.  Knowledge is power.  We have control over how much we take in and what we choose to learn.  The more we know the more we gain.  

I have always loved teaching people things that I know about.  We all have different gifts and who are we to hoard our knowledge?  God blesses us with our abilities and it is our job to bless others by teaching them what we know.  I want to share this with my kids in hopes that they too, will have a love to help others.

There are so many things that I desire to learn and pray that people who know more than I will share with me, their knowledge.  If we all adopt the pay it forward mentality our world can only become a better place for us all!

So, I ask you...what are you good at?  What can you share with someone else?  You don't have to be an expert.  There will always be someone who knows more than you and someone who knows less!  Embrace who you are and what you know and share it with others!  We can only be who God created us to be, no one else.  I have had to really dig deep and give myself this pep talk recently.

I do what I do because it is what I do.  Can I be better?  Sure I can, and I strive to be.  If someone comes along and chooses to help me out - then I will be better for it.  If I choose to pay it forward and share what I know with someone else - then we will all benefit.  

Don't beat yourself up for what you think you should be - or could be.  You CAN be.  Just ask for help and you may be pleasantly surprised by what you receive in return!

Be open if someone asks you to share the knowledge you have in a particular area.  It may seem like nothing to you but it could be the world to someone else!

Just remember the words of a little red headed boy, who learned today how baby chickens are born.

"Knowledge is power!"  No go forth and empower someone!