E-Myth and Meekness or Sonship Teachability
Being teachable is the foundation to growth and a bigger issue than many people realize. Wounding produces defense mechanisms that focus on what others have done to us. Being teachable means I have to be secure enough in love to look at myself without feeling condemned.
A key to growth is the meekness to be open to new learning.
A Business Context
“What do the owners of extraordinary businesses know that the rest don’t? My experience has shown that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren’t so because of what they know but because of their insatiable need to know more. The problem with most failing businesses is not that their owners don’t know enough about finance, marketing, management, and operations – they don’t, but those things are easy enough to learn – but that they spend their time and energy defending what they think they know.” — Michael E. Gerber, The E-Myth
John Sanford of Elijah House says that anything we have to defend is an idol.
This is a deep, important statement. The path forward is becoming secure in the Father’s love to the point we are okay to be vulnerable. When it is okay to have a problem we can begin learning the necessary steps to resolve it.
Here are some steps to get movement:
What are the stuck areas in your life?
Is it hard to even look at the problem areas of your life without feeling condemned?
Can you look at them with some objectivity?
Are you willing to think outside the box a little with an openness to consider new solutions?
By asking yourself these questions and answering them honestly, you can begin to open up the doors to new vision and growth in your life.