Wise enough to be Humble

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Reading: Proverbs 3

Proverbs 3:13 (NAS)

How blessed is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding.

“Noone knows it all, no one, except the Almighty, Himself. It doesn’t matter how long you have been in business or a certain industry, what your education is, etc., you do not know it all and you never will. You may be an expert in your field, but someone always knows something you don’t know. And, of course, God knows it all. Seeking wisdom is not a sign of weakness or lack of intelligence. It is just the opposite. It takes more courage to admit you need help or knowledge. Humility is talked about a lot in the bible. Be humble, look for wisdom so that you can truly serve others with your business in the best way possible”

-excerpt from Making God #1 in Your Business by Mauri Rene

In nursing, I think that the most trustworthy nurses ask questions and look things up. I have less trust in nurses that claim to know everything about everything; plus those types of people are never fun to be around. One of my favorite nurse practitioners has a medical book on her desk that she frequently checks. She is very knowledgeable and thorough in all her assessments and treatment plans. She is an expert but is humble enough to check the drug manual frequently. She shows wisdom by continually seeking wisdom.

Reflection: Where do you get your wisdom from? Are you a life-long learner or a know-it-all?

Prayer: Lord, Help me to stay humble and continually seek wisdom at home, school, work, and play.

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