Sunday, March 7, 2021

Don’t be too ‘pig-headed’ for constructive criticism


From The Pastor’s Pen – By Brian Horrobin

Do you like to receive correction?

Ok, so that’s a lot like me asking you if you look forward to root canals.

I’m pretty sure nobody actually “likes” correction, but if we are wise it will be something we will welcome in order to learn from our mistakes.

Proverbs 10:17 says, “He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, but he who forsakes reproof goes astray.”

For many years I made it a habit to get ready for work in the dark because I dreaded my wife’s assessment of my clothing choice for the day ahead.

Invariably, I would be wearing something that didn’t match and Ruth would kindly point out the fashion flaw and suggest a suitable remedy.

Sadly, there were times that I stubbornly refused her suggestions and just decided to be a human eyesore.

In my pride, I didn’t want to admit that she was right, so I refused her help.

Eventually, though, I learned (men are not quite as quick as the ladies in this department!) and welcomed her helpful correction.

Constructive criticism is so valuable in moving us forward in life, but we must be in a frame of mind to receive it.

All bets are off if we are too pig-headed to see the worth of correction.

So, listen up!

Your breakthrough might be a suggestion away!

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