Very few of us like correction. I hated getting corrected when I was a kid – so I tried to be pretty good, or at least sneaky enough not to get caught ,)
We all receive correction regardless of our age. We get corrected at work through performance appraisals, at school through our grades, by the police when we are speeding, etc. The real issue about getting corrected isn’t how we get corrected but rather how we receive correction. Here are some ways to receive correction:
- with gratitude or grumpiness
- reflection or rejection
- soft and tender or hard and brittle
- receive or deflect
- change or get callous
Let me suggest that we can maximize the correction that we receive by how we receive it. Or, we can wash, lather, rinse and repeat until we make some adjustments 🙂
The Holy Spirit is the master communicator – massively huge communicator. When i started to think about this, it just totally amazed me. When Jesus was introducing the Holy Spirit to His disciples, He talks about how the Holy Spirit will
- convict &
- guide us, among other things.
Jesus also tells us that the Holy Spirit will speak to us what He hears from our heavenly Father & that the Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus.
It seems to me that the Holy Spirit is communicating with us perhaps more often than we realize. I pray that today, you & i would be sensitive & receptive to the Holy Spirit speaking to & communicating with us – beyond our biases & limited understanding. 🙂
Can you think of some times when the Holy Spirit has communicated w you? What was the outcome (s)?