Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Taking Correction

Taking correction is something I have been and am still working on. Correction is hard to hear especially when you think you're not doing anything wrong. This is something I've struggled with for a long time and although I am a lot better about it now, it is still something I have to remind myself of.. My inspiration for this post comes not only from my rebellious past, but my boyfriend pointed out something the other day that I was doing that wasn't respectful. My feelings were hurt because he made a comment about it, but he was right. Although it was something small, I had to stop and think, if I didn't fix this, could it affect our relationship if this grew? Not only that, but he wasn't trying to be rude, it was something I needed to fix within myself. This can apply to any correction given whether it be from parents, mentors, boyfriend/girlfriend, or God himself. You have to stop and think, "What can I do better? What am I doing wrong here?" That reaction is so much better than getting hurt over it and holding a grudge towards that person for saying something. This is something that has taken me forever to learn. I was pretty rebellious in my teenage days as I said before, and I didn't want to hear anything my parents had to say. I went along thinking that what I was doing was okay and that I didn't need to change. That part of my life was one of the most poisonous seasons of my life (there were a few like this actually). I didn't take correction from the ones who loved me most and that hindered my relationships with not only them but with God as well. Taking correction is only to help YOU. It creates learning, humbling, understanding, and helps you be a better you. Correction takes place throughout all stages of life whether it be in the work force, your home, school, or relationships. The quicker you learn this lesson, the better. Trust me.

Heres what The Lord says about correction:

"For The Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child." Hebrews 12:6

"To learn you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction." Proverbs 12:1

"Only a fool despises a parent's discipline; whoever learns from correction is wise." Proverbs 15:5

"Whoever abandons the right path will be severely disciplined; whoever hates correction will die." Proverbs 15:10

When looking at these verses I realized that this is written SO many times throughout Proverbs which goes to show how important this concept of taking correction is. Correction brings about wisdom and produces fruit in your life, so take it like a BOSS and better yourself!



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