Have you ever been in a situation where you found yourself having a hard time accepting other people’s comments?
Comments are not always criticisms. In the same way, criticisms are not always meant to be negative. These can actually help you correct and improve yourself or your work.
As humans, our pride and our ego makes it sometimes hard to hear that we may have made a mistake or may have been lacking in some part. It is especially hard to hear when we are actually expecting praise or a reward for what we have done. When this happens, disappointment often follows; but the Bible reminds us of the importance of having to accept correction.
The ear that hears the rebukes of life
Will abide among the wise.
He who disdains instruction despises his own soul,
But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding.
When it comes to our spiritual life, God has given us a guide to equip us for our time here on earth. He has given us the Scriptures, which serve to bring us instruction and correction, for our own great benefit.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
-2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV)
To accept correction is to allow ourselves to be better individuals, both in the eyes of man and in the eyes of God.
Pray with me:
Thank you, Father, for your unfailing love. You have made us and you continue to guide us through the Holy Spirit and the Scriptures. Thank you for illuminating our minds through your divine Word. Fill our hearts, our minds, our spirits, with your grace. May we be recipients of your heavenly inspirations and be living examples of your great glory. Amen.