GOOD MONDAY MORNING.
Happy new month guys! I hope your weekend was great? Mine was cool!
To be honest, it can be hard to blog, especially on faith because sometimes God will ask me to share things I do not really want to share. It puts one in a vulnerable place, but as I read in the Kenneth Hagin’s book I just finished, don’t bother praying about something you know God asked you to do, just do it!
This leads to The Word for the week – CORRECTION!
Proverbs 12: 1 ‘Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.’
Till yesterday night, I had no idea what The Word for this week will be; but I kept asking God to tell me what He wants me to share. I got my answer in an area of my life that He has shown me I need more work. I picked my Bible to get a word and I opened directly to Proverbs 12:1. After reading, I heard the Holy Spirit say -“That’s your word right there!”
My roommate had just read my work on a group work and then shared her opinion on it. She didn’t get the point until I had to explain it to her, so obviously she told me to work on it so it could be easily understood. I then said I didn’t think others wouldn’t understand and honestly, I did not really want to work on it.
Though, If I didn’t want her opinion, then why did I ask her to read it?
Is it really a big deal if people correct me/you?
Do you get defensive (like me) when someone corrects you?
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge. This is true because now that I know the work wasn’t as great as I thought, I can solicit the opinion of others and then do a better work. This way, my knowledge has increased. All I know is not all there is to life!
Please, let us not ever think that what we know is always the correct thing. That’s another reason I’ve been pushing myself to read more, so that I can increase in knowledge. Truth is, all we’ve ever known might have been wrong all along. I for one used to think the Holy Spirit was the stricter one of the Trinity! Imagine that kind of thought! How can the Holy Spirit be wicked and Jesus be nice? Sigh! Thank God for spiritual growth o!
Let’s open up our hearts to correction, from God and man.
I know that some people can just be out rightly mean, but let good meaning people correct you! It’s not such a big deal honestly.
But he who hates correction is stupid.
I’m sure you would agree that it would be quite stupid for me to still go ahead to submit that work without any changes, even after I have been told it needs editing! Correction is really not so bad!
Someone might ask what has correction got to do with anything? But, you see; these little things that don’t seem to matter in spiritual growth actually mean a lot! The way we speak, act, and interact with people goes a long way. That is why God takes us on a particular lesson over and over again until we get what He’s teaching us on that matter.
Challenge yourself this week to be more open to correction. It will increase your knowledge!
Have an awesome week and month ahead.