“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.”Proverbs 12:1 NIV
If you don’t want to learn, years of schooling will teach you very little. But if you want to be taught, there is no end to what you can learn. This includes being willing to accept discipline and correction and to learn from the wisdom of others. A person who refuses constructive criticism has a problem with pride. Such a person is unlikely to learn very much. (Tyndal Study Bible)
I don’t need to say this because we know at this stage the word love is not a noun but a verb. Love is an action, not just a feeling. Love that is lasting and worth it is an action. Everything in life starts with a first step. It goes as far back to when you were a baby. You had to take your first step in the process of walking.
I think back to my school days. I failed at school in grade 9. Why because I had no desire to study, and did nothing about it. Choice? I was sent to Boarding School. With all that happened, I realised that if I did not start studying, I am going to be in trouble. Passed Grade 12 comfortably and then went to Unversity. Something I never could imagine in Grade 9.
What happened? I made the choice to study. Took that step. Made that decision to change. Just like the verse above it gives you a choice. Make the right one.
I work in sales. Apart from the actual sale, there is a lot that has to happen in the background. “Prospecting” it’s a swear word. There is not a single individual on our team that does not know what to do to be successful. Many of them don’t do it, why? It’s about choice because everything is about choice. They just choose not to do it. Do you think they achieve success? Nope, they just plod along.
My question is will you lead others to God, by accident? I dont think so. It takes a clear and concise plan to achieve that goal. Like I said everything is about choice. I can hear you say, I am not ready for that. So what is your plan to prepare yourself for God’s work?
“Lord guide me to right choice. Strengthen my will to make the right decision daily. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.”