The other day, as we listened to one of my messages at home, I mistakenly said in the message that God created man on the seventh day. My younger daughter responded; “No, Daddy, God created man on the sixth day and rested on the seventh day.” Actually, she almost gave me a whole sermon on the Creation Story. Well, I humbly accepted I was wrong, and I thanked her for noting my error and correcting me.

Friend, how do you receive correction? Do you respond or react? God knows that you are not perfect, so He has made allowance for your mistakes. But the question is, are you willing and ready to be corrected? Your attitude towards correction is a reflection of your maturity and humility. You must be teachable and correctable (Psalms 141:5).

Learn to see righteous corrections as a blessing, not a burden. They are to make you, not to break you. Like David, see them as kindness. See them as an excellent oil on your life that oils your wheel of progress and position you for the highest level of success and productivity (Psalms 141:5).

Until you are corrected, your life cannot be correct. The truth is, you would not always be right, but you must always want to be right. The moment you think that you cannot be wrong, you are already wrong. We must embrace the ministry of the Holy Spirit and the word of God in their entirety. Part of such ministry is correction and reproof (2 Timothy 3:16).

The opposite of love is not hatred. It is indifference. How do you know who truly loves you? He does not leave you to yourself. He corrects you. Whoever leaves you to yourself or is indifferent about you does not actually love you. The person hates you. God corrects us out of love and for our advantage (Hebrews 12:5-9).

Most times, God will use a human being to correct you. Learn to see God in the act, not just the man. Like Jacob, a lot of people think they are “wrestling” with a man (parents, pastors, friends, Boss, etc.) when they are being corrected, not knowing that it is God using those people (Genesis 32:24, 30). You must learn to yield and not struggle so you can break forth into your destiny (Hebrews 12:11). You will succeed.

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria