March 2, 2010

Teach Me Your Ways

Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (Psalm 25:4-5)

One of the attributes of a good leader is someone who is "teachable" or "coachable." That means that they are open to learning not only a new way to do things, but learning when or how they have done somehting wrong, and with humility allowing themselves to be told how to do it going forward.

That's actually a pretty good definition of what it means (in part) to be a good Christian. We should always be seeking God's instruction for our lives, not only so that we would know what we should do, but also so we may hear what we are doing wrong, or where we are slightly misguided. Then, if we are humble in spirit, we will accept this instruction and change.

Of course, we have to let go of our control issues, of our "knowledge" that what we're doing is "right," and allow ourselves to be led by someone besides ourselves. But that second verse speaks to who will be doing the leading "God my Savior." If you have three choices in whom to follow (and you do) it is these: 1. Yourself 2. The enemy  or 3. God who do you think would be the best choice? Yeah, Him. So let Him teach you and lead you in all things, in all ways, every day. He's not just waiting for your next big catastrophe or big decision. He wants to teach you His ways right now, this very minute. Just try opening yourself up to His voice, and see what happens next.

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