In the past few years I’ve taught myself loads of new skills, thanks to the beauty of there being so much information on the internet:

I’ve learned a huge amount about the history of London, so much so that I now lead guided walks around the city for groups of intercessors who want to know that history, and who can use it for informed prayer. See for more info.

I’ve learned how to create websites using WordPress. A couple of years ago I knew nothing about WordPress. Since then, I’ve been involved in creating six different websites. With a small amount of help from other individuals, and a huge amount of searching online, learning through doing, and accessing help forums, I’ve learned a completely new set of skills.

I’ve learned about charity governance. I’ve combed through the web pages of the Charity Commission, Companies House, HMRC and others, to learn how to register a charity, what forms of charity exist, what are the tax and accounting regulations for charities, and so much more.

My point is, if I can do all this, you can to. What is it that you want to learn? What knowledge do you think would radically change your life, if you possessed it? With Google, Wikipedia, YouTube and others, plus enough patience and perseverance, you can now learn anything…

Mark Williamson works as a director of One Rock. He’s a lay preacher and leader within the Methodist Church, author of a biography on John Wesley, and has a biography on William Wilberforce coming out in summer 2014. He enjoys good films, good food, praying for London, and going for long walks with his wife Joanna. You can follow him on Twitter @markraynespark.

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