Understanding how learning works can open up greater growth opportunities in your life.
Most of us can embrace being sonship teachableness in some areas, but we get resistant in other areas.
Sonship Teachableness – A lifetime of learning by growing ever deeper in our ability to be teachable.
All or Nothing Approaches
Consider these comparisons:
Shame versus healthy self-esteem.
Battling rejection versus feeling confident.
Fear of failure versus being a self-starter, reaching goals.
Presenting a façade versus being your authentic self.
This on or off thinking hindered my teachableness. The first time I received prayer ministry is an example.
My first prayer ministry experience. I remember the first time I was traveling to receive prayer ministry from someone. Not only was the person trained in prayer ministry, they ministered it to me from a Father’s Love approach. I was so excited.
I distinctly remember thinking,
“After this ministry session I’m going to be fixed. I will rocket forward into all God has for me.”
Don’t get me wrong. Many good things came out of that prayer ministry experience. However, it was the barest beginning of the healing and growth God had for me. I had to understand this to keep my heart open to further learning.
I have often had a mindset of absolutes.
I either have shame or I’ve conquered it.
I battle a fear of failure, or I walk in love that casts out my fears.
This has led me to feelings of discouragement at times when I find myself battling, again, something I thought I was free of.
Healthy Lifetime Growth
Let’s consider continued growth. Here’s an example from my life:
I experienced a huge learning curve in public speaking — over time.
I had early experiences where audiences were greatly blessed by what I shared.
I learned to not get prideful, to not express a façade that I’m a wonderful speaker. Also to stop comparing myself with other speakers, or name dropping that so-and-so has the same speaking style as me.
I had later experiences where it seemed I totally bombed at speaking.
I learned a deeper level of not beating myself up.
I then embraced a long season of studying effective principles for public speaking, including attending Toastmasters for a couple of years. This took greater meekness (teachability).
And the key to all of this is I had to choose to embrace sonship teachableness in deeper ways to embrace these things.
A Learning Checkup
Can you identify ways you can grow in sonship teachableness?
Here are a few suggestions:
Studying principles of marriage.
Developing better people skills on your job.
Learning a new hobby – surfing, dancing, kiteboarding.
Learning to eat more healthy.
Do you get defensive toward the idea that you may have things to learn in certain areas? As you consider that defensiveness, you have the opportunity to grow deeper in your identity as a loved child of God. And as you work through learning new skills, you learn to walk out this deeper identity.
God has called all of His children to be overcomers. In my case, there was a lot more to overcoming than I realized!
Will you embrace the path to high victory today?
Resources for Growth in Teachability
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Our book, “The Sonship Empowered Life.”
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