I have not had a teachable spirit these past several days. Therefore, writing a "lesson learned" seems strange and bites at my spirit. Where is my spirit open to instruction?
At times openness to learning is hard. As a physician it means trudging through the morass of busyness to stay current with new medications, diagnostic tools and therapies. Staying current in the field of medicine is critical for the patients served. Lacking a teachable spirit is dangerous.
Our spiritual lives are the same. Jesus spent his adult life teaching but many around Him did not learn. Why? Sometimes pride prevented them from thinking and growing in Christ. At other times fear of failure stood as a barrier. Their prejudices also mitigated against openness to God's spirit as He desired to reveal Himself to them. Occasionally it was just laziness. The results are not good when we are not teachable.
In Isaiah 43:19 the Lord says,
"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." When I am not spiritually teachable, I run the risk of missing a treasure, a new thing, from God.
Will you join me in putting down our pride, fears, prejudices and laziness and say with David,
"Teach me your way, O LORD;. . . " (Psalm 27:11)
Sharing the journey with you,