Creed Devotional: To seek understanding

Happy finals week everyone!

It’s officially time for all-nighters in the library, drinking obscene amounts of coffee and trying to balance studying with packing. Through this busy season, it can be easy to lose sight of why we are in college.

To seek understanding that we might gain true wisdom

We are in college for a degree, yes, but also to grow as women of academia and character. Between studying for finals, try to remember that knowledge is secondary to wisdom. (i.e. your grades don’t define you!)

 “Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” -Proverbs 4:6-7

Knowledge is what we learn in class, but wisdom is what we learn by being a student. It is knowing when to say no, and study. It is learning how to recover from bad grades and try your best. But overall, it is the ability to, despite the circumstances of school and social life, recognize that the quality of character triumphs over the quantity of good grades.

“Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding.” -Proverbs 3:13

This is my encouragement to you: getting good grades is important (you’ve got this!), but how you act about those grades and grow from these moments is what will shape you.

With that being said, good luck on finals! You are all intelligent, capable women who are more than able to walk away from this week triumphantly.

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