scripture power! proverbs 3:11-12

11 My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, neither be weary of his correction.
12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Change is inevitable in all of our lives, and at times it's easier than others. Lately the need for change has been wildly apparent in my life, but not in the normal sense of the word. Life is soooo good and we are very content where we are, so "change" won't come via moving or new hobbies or new jobs. Working on improving our personalities or bad habits is probably the most uncomfortable because it means that we first have to recognize we have a problem. 

Can I let you in on little secret? When you ask the Lord to show you your weaknesses, he does. And in doing so, this scripture in Proverbs has brought comfort to my life. He knows we can become better and therefore corrects us in our mistakes. Yet, if there's anything I've learned, it's that we have to ask. This "asking" shows that we acknowledge our inability to achieve betterment alone and that we need His help. Our Heavenly Father knows that force-feeding us tips, tricks and guidance does little good unless we are first, willing to listen. Parenting at it's finest, I tell ya. He knows us. He love us. He wants what's best for us. And letting go of that pride to simply say, "Help me become more!" might be the most difficult thing we do.

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