For the last few months it has felt like we have been living in a constant state of being corrected. After months of hearing similar statements it’s hard to isolate constructive words of instruction and criticism.
- You’re saying it wrong
- You spelled it wrong
- You can’t use the verb that way
- You can’t walk there
- You can’t take that
- You need a different preposition
- This is not the correct article
The other day I read a blog that highlighted the importance of being corrected. It gave the example of how Jethro corrected Moses and one of the points that hit close to home with me was “correction is an opportunity to cultivate valuing God’s glory and other people’s good above our reputation. It helps us not think more highly of ourselves than we ought to think.”
My prayer this week is that I will not let my pride get in the way of my learning of French and that I will not grow frustrated when I don’t have the correct words to say but I will continue to press on toward the goal. I pray that I will remember that I am to offer my body as a living sacrifice and that includes my mind, I know that I am not to conform to the world and I am thankful that he uses others to correct and teach me the French language.