Trust you have had a good weekend and you’re refreshed and ready to take on the week! If not, I pray that you are strengthened as you read this and reflect on God’s purpose for your life today.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all the information that comes across my path everyday. This is in addition to the information that I may be looking for to complete a particular task.

An article from 2011 states “The growth in the internet, 24-hour television and mobile phones means that we now receive five times as much information every day as we did in 1986. But that pales into insignificance compared with the growth in the amount of information we churn out through email, twitter, social networking sites and text messages. Every day the average person produces six newspapers worth of information compared with just two and a half pages 24 years ago – nearly a 200-fold increase.”images

That’s a lot of information – and this was 5 years ago! Imagine what it is now! So with all this stuff whizzing past us and also through our head, how do prioritise what we should spend our time on? I believe that the book of James provides some great insight here:

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”James 1:5

I think learning is essential to our effective functioning as business owners, entrepreneurs & leaders. There is a myriad of information out there on almost every topic so it pays to carefully consider what you are filling your mind with.

“Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,” Proverbs 1:5

As you go about your week, may you take some time out to learn. Whether it’s a new skill or refining and improving an existing skill. Maybe it’s increasing your knowledge to allow for better decision making.

Lastly, out of all the resources we have (and the many more that are produced each day!) there is one which I think can sometimes be overlooked when it comes to finding practical solutions to business challenges, but I believe the answers are there for us.

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,”              2 Timothy 3:16

Enjoy your week ahead and be blessed as you arm yourself to carry out your position in the marketplace!


Ryan Kilfoil

Business Edge Bay of Plenty