9 Listen

9 June 12, 2018

Proverbs 12: 1

Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

When I read this proverb, it brings me back almost 18 years ago when I was still working on the off-shore rigs installing environmental equipment as a supervisor. During one installation, A young trainee asked why don’t we do this instead and I casually replied because that’s not how it is done. After some thought I realized that his newness allowed him to see things that I was blinded to due to the repetitiveness of our installations.  He advice worked better then what we were going to do.

I don’t care how hard I try but when I am corrected it makes me mad. It is a struggle that I constantly toil with quite often. I often choose to work on projects around the homestead alone to avoid facing being told I am doing it wrong.

Sometimes it is tough to listen to instructions from other especially tough as you get older. Sometimes we need to stop and listen, even if it is to our inner spirit saying you’re doing it wrong.

Mister Proverb

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