It’s Okay To Be Wrong
One of the most uncomfortable feelings is to know that you’re wrong about something or someone. For some reason it makes us feel silly, naïve, weird and dumb-founded but it’s okay to not to know something. However, the ability to admit that you are wrong, opens up the door to wisdom. It also opens the door for God to show you the right way and lead you in the right direction. It’s for this reason, that even in times of rejection you’re not being rejected; rather, you’re being redirected to the place where you belong.
The ability to accept when you do not know something and to do so with grace, is a sign of great humility and great leadership. No one wants to follow a leader who is unable to admit when they are wrong or do not know something. No one wants to be with a spouse who cannot admit when they are wrong. No one wants a friend who cannot admit when they are wrong. We also do not want an associate, co-worker or boss who cannot admit when they are wrong, or admit that they do not know something.
Being able to admit when you’re wrong or do not know something is a sign of great strength because it says “hey, I need help in this area. I’m willing to learn. I’m open to learning. I’m open to correction. I’m open to instruction.” God’s Word says “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” The fact that God calls wisdom the “principal thing” sheds tremendous light on the power of wisdom and the willingness to gain understanding. A principal is something that is leading so, God is telling us that wisdom is a leading asset to our lives. Wisdom is something that allows you to experience continuous growth and it ensures that you do not remain stagnant in any area of your life. Wisdom also allows God to raise you higher.
Imagine sitting in a boardroom full of VPs of a major corporation. Each one is charged with making decisions that will affect the livelihood of the company over the next 50 years. During the meeting, they receive information that indicates one of their previous projections was incorrect. However, no one wants to admit that they were wrong. Over time, their stubbornness and pride remains steady and causes the company to collapse.
This is what happens when we disregard the word of God in our lives and when we disregard correction and instruction. When we allow our ego to be bruised from being wrong, we incapacitate our willingness to learn. Today my encouragement is to be okay with being wrong, and to develop the courage to admit when you are wrong. A willingness to be corrected when you are wrong is permission to be made right.
Be encouraged to grow beyond the size of your ego.
Prayer & Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21
14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.