Saturday, January 25, 2014


The Word of the Lord in Malachi 3:6 says, "I am the Lord, I do not change," or "I change not."  We, on the other hand, are NOT the Lord, and we will change A LOT, that is, IF we remain TEACHABLE.

TEACH-ABILITY is essential to our growth as productive human beings progressing on life's continuum towards our goals and dreams.  Have you ever known someone whom you couldn't give advice to, or wise counsel, or shared your wealth of experience to because they "knew it all?"  People like that are full of themselves who aren't (and won't) go anywhere fast.

You've all heard the cliche, "God loves you just the way you are, but He loves you too much to let you stay that way."  That is so true!  From the moment we bend our knee and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, our lives begin to change.  Day by day, as we sit in His presence by praying, worshiping, reading His Word, attending church, and fellowshiping with His people, our lives begin a transformation process until, one day, we realize we aren't who we used to be, and we aren't yet who we will become.  We're changed, and changing.  But that's only because we were TEACHABLE.

Who has the right to speak into our lives?  What about a friend who wants to bring constructive criticism?  Are we open to hear what he/she has to say?  Are we willing to be confronted about our behavior, speech, activities, the things we watch on tv, and the way we treat our spouse or our kids?  Are we open to being mentored by someone who has a little more experience in a certain area? 

See, we were born so that we might grow up to become all that God intended for us to be.  We can only do that with humility and the knowledge that we don't have it altogether all of the time.  We need our friends and loved ones to challenge us, and encourage us, and yes, even correct us at times.  When correction comes, we chew the meat and spit out the bones.  In other words, we let the truth of their words change us.

God will continue to pour into us so long as we remain TEACHABLE.  And that will always result in good growth which, by the way, keeps us moving towards our goals and dreams.  Let's remain humble and open to all that He has for us no matter what it is or who it comes through.  The only One Who truly has it altogether is Jesus Himself.  The rest of us have alot to learn!

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