The Gift of Correction

The Gift of Correction

Correction doesn’t always feel like a gift. Given in the wrong attitude, it can shame and dishonor people. But when correction is given with concern for others and in pursuit of mutual goals, it helps us avoid errors, correct mistakes, and improve results and relationships. To put it into perspective, how many of us have benefited personally from God’s loving correction? He is direct yet compassionate, motivated by love, and always solution-oriented. How can we transfer those lessons into our leadership?

After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?”  He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer.”—Mark 9:28-29

Prayer: God, thank You for correcting us when we get off-track, and for pointing us in the right direction. Thank You for Jesus’ example in correcting the disciples. Help us become more like You in how we correct others. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.