Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life,
but whoever ignores correction leads others astray. Proverbs 10:17
Help me oh God, to open my heart to correction and teaching that guides my otherwise misguided ways. I want to be led so I can lead others by example. But I must let you teach me. It's easy to fall into a smug self gratifying thought that I have arrived and am above instruction. Forgive me for that blind pride that makes me feel like I have little to learn. Help me to reduce my entertainment and busyness enough to sit and listen to your word and learn from the people you have put in my life to teach me. I know that I am a forgiven child of God and my prayer is that knowing this will give me the humility to keep learning from others every day.
Pastor Don Patterson
If you have learned all you need to know then you have finished your earthly journey.