Do you ever like being told you’re wrong? Not necessarily that you mind a correction here and there but do you ever actually like it?
I wish I did. I want to be the kind of person who is humble enough that I’m always ready to learn something new. I desire to be told I’m wrong and like it. This is the kind of heart that can hear correction without being offended.
“Instruct the wise,
and they will be even wiser.
Teach the righteous,
and they will learn even more.”
What we ask God for can be intimidating because we often don’t know what that outcome might be. There are times where it can feel like Satan is throwing a wrench in our lives and we get upset at God for letting something happen. We ask God to take these challenges away because we don’t like the situation or we think Satan is winning. What we don’t realize is these are incredible opportunities to grow.
Do you remember when you asked God to give you an opportunity to love more like Christ? Do you remember when someone asked for your help? Or when that person wanted to talk longer and you just didn’t have the patience for them?
Jesus says in Matthew 25:45
‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’
My hope is that I would grow to be a woman of God who is so consumed with Christ that there would never be a chance to be consumed with self. I need to be ready to take correction from others, to be at a position where my heart is ready to learn, to be knit with Christ’s. This is not a check box or a one and done accomplishment. This is a continual process of keeping my heart close to His.
“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”