Teachable

teach·a·ble [tee-chuh-buhl]  –adjective; capable of being instructed, of being taught.

A commitment to learning and growing.  Understanding that with every experience and with every encounter we have an opportunity to learn.  Seeking feedback and advice from others.  Admitting that our knowledge is incomplete.   We all have a choice to embrace this characteristic; a teachable spirit.  We have to choose to be a life-long learner.  There are countless ways for us to learn.  We can learn from our personal experiences, others experiences, books, conversations, sermons, songs, all people, all things.  We learn from asking questions like, “What do you think, what would you suggest?” or “What’s your perspective?” — then we listen and absorb.  Being teachable is truly believing that God is not finished with me yet.  As we grow, as we learn he is shaping us to become more like Him.

Reflect:
Would you consider yourself a student seeking to learn at all times?  If not, what prevents you from being teachable?

It’s easier for us to receive from some, but not from others – how can you remain reachable and be willing to learn from everyone, regardless of who they are?

Seek to learn 3 things each day — what did you learn today?

Verses:
Proverbs 12:1 “If you love learning, you love the discipline that goes with it— how shortsighted to refuse correction!”

2 Timothy 3:14 “But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you.”

Quote:
“Not until we have become humble and teachable, standing in awe of God’s holiness and sovereignty… acknowledging our own littleness, distrusting our own thoughts, and willing to have our minds turned upside down, can divine wisdom become ours.” - James I Packer

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