Updated: Sep 29, 2019
Ok, so that may sound absurd and inappropriate, but I promise you it's a good outlook to have. When I say FAT, I mean the acronym Faithful, Available and Teachable. I know the beginning may have been a misleading, but I got your attention.
I want to be so faithful, available, and teachable, that I can't help but glean from all the opportunities that God has placed around me. We all have great potential, but we waste it by not being F.A.T. You cannot grow if you don't show up... physically or mentally. If you aren't teachable, you will be stuck what ever stage you are at,
Albert Einstein once said " We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."
So how do we become F.A.T?? First, we got to get hungry. Hungry for more, to improve, to not be complacent. There are areas in our life that we feel full in, but it's junk food. We are full for the wrong reasons. We can be full of our own egos, unorganized chaos, frustrations, dreams that we can't seem to start on, or just plain full of the business of life. Sometimes we think we just can't take on one more thought, errand, one more responsibility So let's replace the junk...
How to become fat 101.
"A fool is in love with his own opinion, but wisdom means being teachable." -Proverbs 12:15
Choose to show up no matter what. To be faithful, you need to be loyal, constant and steadfast. It's choosing and deciding to intentionally focus on the end result. To tick with it even when you don't FEEL like staying committed to seeing a job to the end.
Able to be used or obtained; at someone's disposal. Most people think that to be available is strictly about give time to something.. that kind of goes with out saying, but I think it's a bit more than just that. We have to be mentally present. I have talked to people and thought "the lights are on but no one is home!!!" We have to be open and present to learning at any given time.
(of a person) Able to learn by being taught.
First off, if you already knew how to do something you would have already been doing it. STOP arguing with people you want to learn from. Even if you already have an idea how to do something, always be open for improvement. It comes down a lot to pride, if you have an over inflated ego, pride closes your eyes and ears and you'll never improve.
Which horse is worth more, the big beautiful black stallion that prances and gallops with the most luxurious mane and tail? OR the little brown mare that you can ride to the store, plow a field with and you can trust when your kids want to learn to ride.
That may be obvious but it's the same with people, the large black stallion is flashy and beautful but it won't listen to instruction, but the mare is quiet and useful and can be a benefit all those around it. All you can do is look at the stallion but the mare you can love.
Be helpful and eager to learn, it's not as flashy but it's full of peace and contentment.
Show up, be present and follow God.