Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not disregard it. ---Proverbs 8:33

Hearing, listening, and observing are skills we need in order to learn. When we include humility, patience, and self-control along with those skills, we are then teachable. Everybody can learn, but we learn in different ways and at different paces. That's fine, because the object of learning is to grasp the concept with a complete understanding so that we can own it and use it to help other people become knowledgeable. What we learn becomes a part of us, and no one can take it away. But we should be careful of how we learn what we learn. If we master the process of learning without gaining an understanding and a respect for the purpose of our knowledge, we risk becoming hollow beings who think we have arrived at a place of all knowing. That's why we need the fruit of patience, humility, and self-control within us so we can really reap the benefits of learning. The fruit that grounds us and keeps us from evolving into what we can refer to as 'self-made' beings. There are people who don't become teachable until a long time after they've received their head knowledge. Do you know anyone who is like that? They can be rather difficult to deal with, can't they? Remember, everyone learns in different ways and at different paces. God may work through you and the fruit that you demonstrate to others to help our difficult brothers and sisters learn to become teachable. This is why it is so important that we listen to God's instructions with Godly wisdom, and not disregard what He says based on what we think. He always has a perfect plan in place to help all of us. We need only to be teachable.





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