Book: Proverbs 12
“To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.”
This past year I had two sons in university that have learned that it is through disciplining themselves that they are able to get assignments done on time and pass exams. They know that if they want to learn and get ahead, they have to choose to study rather than play video games all day. As well, they needed to get to their classes on time so that they could engage in what their instructors were teaching. Just as important, is learning from the the notes that their instructor put on their returned assignments.
I remember the president of one of the Bible college’s I attended tell the story of a man who came up to him and said, “I wish I knew as much about the Bible as you do.” His response was, “Are you willing to put in the time I have to study Gods Word?” The man did not answer as other things were more important to him.
Learning is not always easy and often other pleasures have to be put aside for a season. The good news is it is never too late to start learning. I could tell you stories of people in their 70’s and 80”s who started learning a new skill or ability and be able to master them at an incredible level.
When you receive correction how do you respond? Do you receive it or do you immediately reject it? Ask the Lord if there are any areas in your life where you need to be more disciplined so that you can learn what He wants to teach you.