Teachableness May22



Guest blog post by Cinara Lothamer

"The quality of being capable of receiving instruction; more generally, a willingness or readiness to be informed and instructed; docility; aptness to learn." (Webster’s Dictionary 1828 – Online Edition)

“Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.” Proverbs 9:9 

The Word of God has a lot to say about wisdom and us being teachable.  I must come clear on this issue - I have not always been teachable. I am inclined to be spunky and daring, and when I am convinced of something, I don’t easily accept no as an answer. I fight, I pursue, I take matters with my own hands. What about you?

Even though I have always had a sense of urgency or being set apart since I was a little child, I’ve made choices and mistakes growing up that I deeply regret. In brief, some of these choices where in the areas of the heart when I was in search for love and acceptance in the wrong places. I’ve also chosen to be stubborn in other areas of my life: with my siblings and friends during school years, at my work environment, and even at church. These are just a few areas to name, but my point is, I have not always had the quality of docility, or the readiness to be instructed.

As I became free in Jesus, I discovered that the wisdom of the world and the choices we make can and will bring us consequences. Some of these outcomes will remain with us like wounds and scars even when we know that our Heavenly Father heals us and uses our past, present and future for His glory. There are also times when the enemy of our souls will bring back many of those memories to distract us from the love and grace of God, reviving the weight of our sins.

Do you pray that you and your mentees will have a teachable heart?
Do you repeat to yourself often “be teachable and learn from your circumstances?”
Do you challenge your girls to “pay attention to this matter and be teachable?”
And most important, do you point them to the Word of God so they will learn about the true Wisdom and what the Word tells us about it?

Remember that you have a lot of experience to share, some good and other not as good. But because you've walked certain paths in life, you can help your mentees navigate issues that are common to all women.

It is my prayer that you will be teachable as you learn, and that you will pray for your girls to have a teachable heart so that they will grow and may gain a heart of wisdom!

Be teachable!

"Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." Psalm 90:12

For His Glory and the next generation-

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