“My children, listen when your father corrects you. Pay attention and learn good judgment, for I am giving you good guidance. Don’t turn away from my instructions.”
A week or so back I wrote that we should always be learning and learning a lot! Yes, we should and so should our companies. We need to always be learning new technologies, new ways, new processes, etc. Being a learning organization is not as easy as it sounds. When we see the sign on the highway that says, “Under Construction”, it means that we are going to have to slow down, maybe even be delayed. It means that we need to pay attention to what’s going on around us and be willing to take a detour if need be. Being “Under Instruction” is similar. Yes, it might mean going a little slower now and then, feeling a little pain, going in a different direction than we’d like, but the improvements we can receive from some good instruction and learning could be just what we need.
Good instruction can feel like correction. After all, to be better we likely need some correction. So, when we look to God for instruction expect to be disturbed from what we may want to do or how we have been before. God’s instructions are about making us into the people He meant us to be for Him. It’s instruction we should freely accept. If we were given a tee shirt that said on the front, “Under Instruction”, could we authentically wear it?
Reference: Proverbs 4:1-2 (New Living Translation)