Receiving Wisdom to Improve

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Pursuing What Is Excellent -- Receiving Wisdom to Improve

 

Improvement should be desirable.
What usually isn’t desirable is someone else telling us where we need to improve.

I know! I’ve been there!

But, let’s look at several verses about wise counsel and instruction (this is your cue to grab the Bible, journal, and pen)
*Prov. 19:20-21
*Prov. 4:13
*Prov. 24:6
*Prov. 27:6
*Colossians 3:23
*Titus 2:3-5
*James 1:19
*John 3:21

*Hebrews 12:11

We aren’t here to live life just wandering along. If we’re in any relationship, community, or position, improvement is always a good thing.

There are others around us that see things in us that we can’t see.
They have a keen eye to see our strengths and weaknesses. If they care for us, they want what’s best for us.

Whenever the opportunity arises for someone to speak into our lives, before letting offense rise up, let’s take a moment to weigh it.
Write it down to come back to. Pray and ask God to reveal the what and the how.

The very one that pointed it out could be the one to help us improve, or they may not be.
We have the knowledge now and can do something about it.

We may be tempted to “self-improve”, but even at that we may fall short.

Walk alongside someone that’s going in the direction that you want to go.

 

Pursuing What Is Excellent -- Walking direction

Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; love her, and she will keep you. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she will promote you; she will bring you honor, when you embrace her. She will place on your head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory she will deliver to you. – Proverbs 4:5-9

 

Let’s talk:
Are there times that you received correction that ultimately led to you seeing a chance to improve?

 

Living to Worship Him,
Kela

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#RaRaLinkup , #TeaAndWord, #GraceAndTruth

  • It’s hard to hear others say we need to improve, but you are correct that sometimes they see things we can’t. I need this reminder to stay humble and open!

    • Ha! Amen! You got that right!! I helps in maturing….even though I want to throw a fit sometimes!

  • LAUREN Tonge

    I needed this this 6 months ago!!! Great wisdom in this post! Such a great reminder to take it back to God. Sometimes I take “wisdom” given to me AS God. Happy to find you on the #RARA link up today!

    • Lauren, thank you so much for visiting, commenting, and encouraging me! I find that almost daily, the opportunity for improvement presents itself! I choose to either be stretched and strengthened, or choose to wallow around for a little bit! Ha!! I’ve chosen both. Prayers for you as you continue to walk in wisdom and take it back to God! <3

    • Thank you so much, Lauren! I’m glad that we’ve found each other through the linkup!! Blessings!

  • Will quote you at my retreat in May – “walk along someone who’s going in the direction that you want to go!” and having lunch w/ that person today! Great post (love short but pointed posts – lovely site!)

    • Oh Sue! What an honor! How did your lunch go?!!
      Thank you for letting me know what you like (short but pointed)! It’s what I like to read, so I give my readers the same. lol. THANK YOU!

    • Oh my, Sue! I don’t think that my reply came through!! My apologies for not following up on that!
      I’m so honored that you’d quote something that I wrote! I pray blessings over your retreat! I’m looking forward to hearing more about it!!
      And I’m glad that you feel that way about my short posts! 🙂

  • Meghan Weyerbacher

    Girl this happened to me recently! Church VBS, leadership, and learning…I’ll leave it at that. God is awesome and I glad He is all about some grace. Love this.

    • Since I wrote thing post, I learned to ask an opinion before the person had a chance to “critique” me! haha!! YES! He’s for sure all about some grace!
      You know what? I’m enjoying “getting to know you” thanks to our beautiful friend Kelly Baker! <3

      • Meghan Weyerbacher

        Yes and I you! Kelly is such a blessing amen!