One of the hardest things for me to do is accept correction. I don’t like admitting I’m wrong. That is especially true if I have to admit that in front of others. Can you relate to feeling that way?
Most likely correction isn’t something you’re going to love. However, if you’re corrected by your parents, teachers, or pastors, it’s usually good for you, and it helps you grow. To become wise and mature, it’s good to learn to accept correction.
Listen to advice and accept discipline,
and at the end you will be counted among the wise. – Proverbs 19:20 (NIV)
There is wisdom in accepting correction and advice from people who are around us that are wise. Often, the pastors, parents, and teachers in our lives have gone through things that are similar to what we face. Their advice is good when it’s Biblical, because they have more life experience and wisdom that we do.
If we will be open to accepting advice and correction from others, it can help us grow, and make us wise.
Today, if you struggle with accepting correction, ask God to help you. He will show you strategies that will help you to take correction better. God wants good things for your life, just know that most of the people that gently correct you in your life love you, and want what’s best for you. Don’t be too proud to accept correction and learn from your mistakes.