But be careful when you pray for wisdom and knowledge. For wisdom can become your idol. And even praying about a sin over and over and not truly repenting can become your idol. Something you pray for too often can consume your mind and thoughts all day, everyday. Remember who you are praying to. Remember your relationship with God.
Remember when sharing your faith or defending it that we should not boast on it. You do not support the faith, but the faith supports you. Do not blind yourself in your own ignorance. You must represent a blooming seed—a scion of your faith.
16 For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches. 17 And if some of the branches were broken off, (Eph 2:12) and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and richness fatness of the olive tree, 18 do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you. 19 You will say then, “Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.” 20 Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith.
Romans 11:16-20 (NKJV)
Therefore, as the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the Lord.”
1 Corinthians 1:31
But those who wish to boast
should boast in this alone:
that they truly know me and understand that I am the Lord
who demonstrates unfailing love
and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth,
and that I delight in these things.
I, the Lord, have spoken!