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Tuesday, December 29th 2009

3:46 PM

I'M NOT WRONG!

Who loves to be corrected? I don't.....for some reason I hate feeling like/knowing I am wrong. Though it is very much a sin.

When I tell somebody something, I want to KNOW that I am right! But when someone comes along and says "No, you are wrong, it's actually like this...." Then I do become angry, which is wrong.

I just found this sermon by Joshua Harris, and I knew I had to share it.



I think the problem with not wanting to be corrected, is because of pride.  Pride get's in our way of willing to admit "Yes, I was wrong and you were right." and even saying "Sorry" if needed.

I don't like being corrected. Honestly, I can't stand it. But I am corrected so many times in my life, and I'm learning to learn from it.

For example, what if I decided one day "I don't need to be corrected! I am right! I always am and no one is ever going to correct me again!" but as a writer, I have to learn to accept it. If I don't, and I always think I'm right, then my writing is never going to get anywhere. Because who would want to publish someone who thinks they are always right?!


But what about a deeper problem? What if we can't take correction from God? What if God tells us "You are doing this wrong in your life, you need to do it another way." and we think "I know how to run my life! I'm doing it right, I enjoy where I am. Why should I suddenly change?"

I've been there. I've been in situations where I thought I was doing something harmless, but deep inside, I heard God nagging me "You are wrong, don't do it like this. You need to do it this way...." and I didn't listen. Of course, I ended up getting hurt, and people I know got hurt. And that's what happens when I don't take corrections from God.

It should be avoided, and we need to learn to take correction, no matter how much it may hurt, or annoy us. We must learn to LOVE correction!


2 Comment(s).

Posted by Charlie:

"I think the problem with not wanting to be corrected, is because of pride."

That is the center of the problem. we have a self image of ourselves that is built on how good we look in front of others and to ourselves. If someone comes by and says, "you are doing such and such incorrectly" that means that the person is better than us(in a particular area) and knows more than we do. And a view of one's self that has to keep it elevated above everyone else cannot accept such a fact.

It is the sanctifying work of the Spirit that brings us down to truth that on our own merits and worth, we deserve hell. And what accomplishments and statuses we do posses as Christians are only given to us because God is incomprehensibly gracious to work in and through us. And living in that light makes taking correction a joy.

Thanks for the post.
Tuesday, December 29th 2009 @ 5:04 PM

Posted by Christian:

Great stuff thanks for sharing. I needed that.
God Bless
Chip
Thursday, December 31st 2009 @ 3:27 PM

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