Willing to Learn

That’s one thing I’ve learned in the course of my life. You always have something new to learn. You never have it all figured out, especially when it comes to matters of faith. You can learn from anyone if you have the right spirit — a humble and receptive heart.

It’s easy for me to point the proverbial finger at others who need improving. Sometimes and in some people the flaws are more obvious than in others. But if I can look in the mirror, both literal and figurative, and see how I need changing, then I have way less time to be concerned with how everyone else around me needs to change. Plus, if I change, I see others in a new light. I see them through the lens of grace and not merit.

At the end of the day, I know I’m a sinner saved by grace. I know I don’t deserve anything good, and I also know I don’t have the right to point any fingers at any one. I know that in Jesus I get everything I didn’t deserve and then some.

I still have a lot to learn. And God may teach me through some very interesting and unexpected means. That means I should always be humble and ready to learn, no matter where the lesson comes from.

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