Sometimes, I’ve learned lessons that I need to unlearn. For example, I learned to be highly independent & have always been a “do it myself” person. While its good to be independent, it’s better to be inter-dependent. So my “unlearning” is teaching me to be less independent & more inter-dependent, particularly on the Holy Spirit. This idea sounds good in my thinking & feels right in my heart, but the practical execution & roll-out of this unlearning can get kind of tricky & a little scary sometimes.
Some important ingredients that go with becoming more inter-dependent on the Holy Spirit include:
- time & schedules: unexpected delays, mishaps & schedule busters never catch the Holy Spirit unaware
- flexible: adapting to the Holy Spirit means that I don’t always get my way
- trust: being uncertain or even insecure serve to remind me to be more trusting in God rather than getting freaked out
- people: lots & lots & lots of lessons with this ingredient, to be sure
What are some things you might need to unlearn?