I woke up this morning with the words “Lord, may I be teachable today,” as my prayer for the morning. 2020 has turned out to be the Year of Teachability hasn’t it? Like it or not. We’ve had to learn how to be safe around others. We’ve learned to be more aware of washing our hands and keeping them from our faces. Masks are our new fashion accessory. We’ve had to learn how to do so many things differently. —And it shows just how much people like change! What a year!
How teachable were you this year? Did you learn anything from this pandemic? Are you more sensitive to the needs of others or more self-centered?
Teachability is a great character trait. It shows how we genuinely feel and think about others. Being willing to learn is a great asset to your character. It gives you wisdom to live life to the fullest. If you are teachable, you are always growing as a person. You are looking to live a life that is the best possible life. You want to be all that God created you to be. Teachable people want the best life has to offer and they aren’t afraid to learn what it takes to get there. They aren’t afraid of change or a good challenge.
Do you know anybody who has been married for 50 years or more? They have teachability down. They have learned from each other how to live in peace and harmony together. They learned what it takes to stay together through all the rough roads of life. What great examples they gave to living life to the fullest!
There are teachable moments all around us. We just have to be aware, pay attention, and open to learning. The Bible is full of teachable moments. From the beginning of time, God has been trying to teach us all about love. Love for God, love for our neighbors. Are you learning? Sometimes it seems so simple that the problems of the world could be solved overnight if we would just get out our Bibles, read them and apply what we’ve learned. Be teachable.
I don’t usually like generalizations but as we get older, we tend to get wiser. I’m always amazed at how much the 20 something’s group think they know. They roll their eyes at advice. In their 30’s, they are a little more inclined to listen to the advice of their parents. In their 40’s, “mom and dad were right about that!” By their 50’s, “mom and dad are pretty smart! I should’ve listened to them.” In their 60’s, “sure wish mom and dad were here, so I could get their advice.”
We all want to be happy and to live the best life in this world. That doesn’t just happen. Every day we get up out of bed and begin a new day, over and over again. Each day we should strive to be a better person than we were the day before. Each day we should be loving God and our neighbor, fulfilling His will and purpose for us here on this planet. We have to be able to be teachable. We have to be willing to learn. We have to grow if we want to live the best life.
The purpose of my blog is to inspire people to want to learn how to live a life that is vibrant and full of love. My hope is that others will want to be teachable, to learn character and virtue to improve their lives. Changing your daily habits can change your life.
If you’d like a little help in getting started, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have a couple of worksheets I can send you for free. Be sure to sign up to get this blog delivered to your inbox every week. I don’t have advertising on my website other than my own stuff, and never will. Thanks for reading.