Do you know someone that is super smart or capable but never seems to do well because they simply do not apply themselves? Chances are you do, or you are that person yourself. Simply having ability does not mean that we live up to it, does it? I received a challenge today as I was reading regarding this very thing. Check out Proverbs 23:12 “Apply your heart to instruction, and your ears to words of knowledge.” The bible teaches that part of being wise is to simply apply yourself in learning - whatever that learning is. It could be education, or the bible, or even instructions at work or school. The point is that you will never know what you are capable of until you actually apply yourself. So, the practical take away is this. Are you applying yourself right now in school, work, church, personal study, or any other learning? Don’t settle for half effort. See what you really can do! This not only puts you in a better place but it also brings honor to God. Truly apply yourself today and just see what happens. Consider it a challenge. Love ya!