Guess what? You’re not perfect.
Shocking, I know. Most of us know that we’re not perfect and freely admit that we have areas that we need to work on, yet when we are corrected by others, we get upset and angry. Why is that? If we know we’re not perfect, why do we get so defensive when others point it out?
A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.
Proverbs 29:1 NASB
The Bible reminds us that pride and arrogance are not the way to respond to these situations. If we have someone in our life who is brave enough to give us feedback to help us get better, we must be careful that we are responding correctly to the feedback. We know that we are not perfect. We nust continue to improve and realize that we need God’s guidance to grow. However, if we won’t accept hearing about the areas we need to improve, we will never see the joy that comes from improving.
Don’t waste time in pride. We know we have faults, so accept when others come to us to help us grow.