Monday, May 22, 2006

Question Monday


I am kind of tired of me......I write here but what I love most are the comments so I want to on Mondays ask questions of you and would love to hear how and what you are thinking.....sure I can go to your blogs and I do.... but I love hearing what you think on certain subjects so if you have time on Mondays come on in and let's really get to know each other. The questions come from a website in Hawaii...Wayne Cordeiro posts his messages and I used to go there and pilfer his questions for discussion with our Small Group.... I kind of have a reputation as being a 'looky lou' always wanting to know what is going on in your heart or your journey. So there may be 1 or 2 of you who come back here and I would love to hear what's going on in your heart, your journey.

How correctable are you? Your correctability factor is one of the most important things about you. It determines how quickly you learn, the quality of your relationships, even your success in life. Correctability is the one factor that determines how well you stay on track for success.
Correctability is a bit different from teachability. Teachability is defined as your ability to learn new things while you’re growing; to improve when things are going well. Correctability, on the other hand, is your ability to respond to correction when things are starting to go wrong. Your correctability factor is your ability to respond to truth that God reveals to you. How do you respond when God brings truth to you? Do you deny it? Do you excuse it?
How quickly can you adapt to what He says to you? Are you resistant, stubborn, slow to change or quick to obey? How is your correctability factor?

15 comments:

latina6822 said...

GREAT Question!!!

When it comes to hearing the voice of God and letting him correct me I must give myself a 9. I tend to wait for things in my life to be answered by God because he has NEVER made the wrong decision for me. The problem comes when we want to do what we want and not what God wants.

My husband says that many of us like to say we have "Free Will" but in all actuality we do not. We either "serve" God or "serve" the enemy and that is because some "Being" is directing your life. The only choice we get is picking which one we will serve after that one of them is the directors and guider of our lives.

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Sarah said...

I have been through so much that I am quick to let Him lead me. I trust Him, only Him. He has never led me astray.

Becky said...

It is much better than it was in the past. I was a stubborn sheep. It is my desire to please the Spirit. I screw up constantly but learning His grace is sufficient.

becky

Jada's Gigi said...

I am as hard headed as a mule and my way is THE WAY..or at least that's how I used to be. It used to never even occur to me that there might be another option....:) after being beaten up by the Lord, my husband (not literally, of course) and my church family...I have finally begun to learn a little that I don't alwasy know best, or right or anything else. I like to think that over time I have become more correctable...although I still give it a pretty good fight...at least I eat crow a bit more cheerfully these days...lol
I am sitll learning that without Him I really can do nothing!

Jada's Gigi said...

I'm still praying to quick to turn...

Bruce said...

I'm basically just hard of hearing. I get so wrapped up in life that I just can't hear God speaking to me to correct me. And the reason I can't hear Him is because He whispers to us, but the noise I've surrounded myself with just blocks out what He is trying to say to me. Eventually He has to do other things to get my attention and even then I'm afraid of letting loose of my control, or my perception of control. So, to answer your question, I would say I'm resistant, stubborn and slow to change.

B~

Tickneen said...

I have changed over time. I used to think I was always right, and I was usually, but not always. As time goes on I realize that I am not always right and am always open to the fact I could be wrong. Maybe too much so. As far as responding to God, I give myself a 4. I mean, I am not listening to the devil like I used to, but I don't listen to God enough. I guess you could say I am stubborn when it comes to God. Somedays I can let him in and let him lead and other days and try and take the wheel only to crash and burn LOL. I am slow to change. Love the questions!!!

Papa Louie said...

Greetings! Nice to meet others that love to talk about God. Peace in Him.

Bar Bar A said...

Becky,
Excellent question! I look forward to more. I think I have grown a lot in the area of correctability because I can admit (finally) that there is much in need or correction in my life! For me it wasn't so much a matter of pride, but of not wanting to let go of things that were holding me back and keeping me from a pure walk with God. (Not saying I am not pridefuf! It would be prideful to say that!)

Pastor Josh said...

I used to deny what He would tell me to do. Thinking that I could never do it. Until I gave up on my own stinking thinking, and relied on His words. Since then it's been wonderful. I wish I would have given up o my stuborn ways a long time ago.

Larry said...

I tend to be stubborn, but for a very good reason. I had only myself when I was growing up, and if I didn't hold onto what I was others would run over me. I made up my mind that only when I was convinced of truth would I change.

So, you know what has happened? God has met me where I am. He takes the time to convince me. Step by step. I'm learning to be more responsive to the Holy Spirit, but it's far from finished. All I really have is forgiveness in Jesus.

It starts with small things. As I gain confidence that God really is a good daily guide, I bend more easily in his direction. Until he asks for something big, or I get the idea that he's asking for something big, and then I run. This is pretty much automatic. God has always done what he says he will do, but I have many memories of being stabbed in the back. Self-protection demands that I be careful.

Still... I wonder what I'm protecting. A life I don't care that much about. It would, however, be a worse life if I didn't protect myself. It's a very tangled ball of traits, habits, beliefs and assumptions, and only God can untangle it. I'm saved only by his patience.

steve said...

God is Good!!

Danielle said...

I'm with Sarah...been through so much so when correction comes my way, I pay attention. Getting better at surrendering it to God...you know, it is always tough with SOME areas within myself.

Funny you should ask because I realized recently that I seem to learn better from male-influences. My biggest mentors were men. I don't know if that is because I grew up without a father in my life or if men are just more influencial.

When God brings me truth, I'd like to think that I wake up to the call...well, now a days I do...for years though I just could not admit where I was at.

Thank you Becky for asking about US. Mondays are gonna be way cool at your blog!!!

Karen said...

Ditto to what Bruce said! Good question...