Being Teachable is Paramount

I have met so many people that want to impress by saying “yes” too quickly or “I know that” and they don’t, or respond badly to instruction and/or correction, which becomes apparent through time, via the arrival of a break down of their lives (disaster) big or small.

 

We don’t and can’t know everything and that is OK.  Somehow our culture has raised us to think that having to be instructed in something or not knowing something is a weakness – no, not being bold enough to ask questions is the weakness, being shut off to being shown how to do something is weakness – why do you think Google, Bing, Ask & Yahoo are so crazy successful?

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We ask the search engines questions dozens of times a week.  But in real person to person life . . . not so much?

 

When I end up in ask.com or a tech forum, and see some of the answers posted  to solve another’s dilemma, I am amazed!  Both positively and negatively.  Some people really know their stuff (and I am so thankful for them) and others think they do – right?

 

Find freedom in saying “wow, I did not know that!”

 

The people I have seen grow the fastest in life with the least amount of bumps along the way are incredibly open to wise instruction (teachable).  For some reason they also have a great many long time friends and hardly ever complain!

 

Proverbs 9:9 (NKJV)  Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser;  Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

 

Proverbs 13:18 (ESV)  Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction,  But whoever heeds reproof is honored

 

Being teachable unlocks wisdom and your whole world!

 

See You In Church Church!

In His Amazing Name

 

Ps Glenn Feehan

C3 True NORTH Church.  Frisco Texas

 

 

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~ by Glenn Feehan on February 22, 2013.

2 Responses to “Being Teachable is Paramount”

  1. Socrates once said “The wisest man is the man who admits to knowing nothing.” Socrates lived by that and always asked questions to make him more knowledgable.
    It’s pretty much Proverbs 9:9 in action.

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