Good morning wonderful people under authority.
There are times in all of our lives when we need to be corrected. None of us are perfect and even with best intentions we all make mistakes. Sometimes we see them and correct them ourselves, but sometimes we need others who love us to point them out. Sometimes the mistakes are small and insignificant like a spelling mistake and sometimes they are life-controlling habits and destructive ways of living that we are blind to or don’t know how to change.
One of those people in my life is my wonderful father, David McCracken. Recently he commended me for these daily devotionals as well as pointing out a theological error. I wish to amend that now. On August 17th I wrote ‘Free 2 B Free’ and in it I stated ‘God’s original intention and focus was for us to be free, not perfect’. As Dad mentioned, God did originally make us perfect (as well as free) and this was part of God’s original intention. I am so thankful I have people in my life that will love me enough to speak up when I need to be corrected. Dad also speaks into my life on character issues and shows me how to live life better and I am very thankful for his input into my life.
I want to be the best I can for God, therefore I welcome correction when I do something wrong, intentionally or otherwise. How about you? Is correction something you shy away from or embrace as an opportunity to grow and learn? Have you given anyone full permission to speak into your life? Do you listen and do something about what they have said? You need to.
Proverbs 29:17 Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul.