Learn to accept Correction
“For the Lord disciplines and corrects those whom He loves, And He punishes every son whom He receives and welcomes [to His heart].” (Hebrews 12:6, AMP)
Why is correction important?
Correction can bring growth and improvement to a person’s life. No matter the age of a person, there will always be a need for corrections. You can never outgrow corrections. Even God correct us so we can become better versions of ourselves.
There are different kinds of corrections. Corrections can come from God, our parents, our love ones, teachers, and law enforcement. No matter the source of the correction, we should accept it and learn from it. We should not be hard headed against being corrected. In Jeremiah 7:24, God said that the children of Israel refused to listen to Him. They chose to follow their own stubborn desires of their evil heart, and because of that stubbornness, they went backwards in life instead of moving forward. We do not want that to happen to us. God’s correction is good! It may not feel good in the beginning, but if you yield to it, it will develop your character for the better.
I know that corrections can be painful and embarrassing at times, but we must humble ourselves and allow it to take place. However, our pride hinders us from receiving it. We often have the attitude that says, who are you to tell me what to do? Nevertheless, we still need to be corrected. God has allowed people in our lives for this very purpose. They can see certain things about us that we cannot see ourselves. Therefore, if someone corrects you, do not become defensive. If you are not sure of the intention of the person doing the correcting, I suggest praying about it. Ask the Lord to reveal to you if this is an area He wants you to work on.
Once you get confirmation, ask the Holy Spirit to help you make the necessary change(s). Always remember corrections may take some time. Do not get discouraged! Take one step at a time and ask God for the grace to help you correct those things that need to be corrected in your life.
Pray this prayer: “Lord, please help me accept correction in Jesus name, Amen!
Until next time, stay blessed & keep the faith!
Your Sister in Christ,
Nuku K Nwajei