Proverbs 22:29, “Observe people who are good at their work — skilled workers are always in demand and admired…”
No one has ever said, “I want to learn from the worst.” In anything we do, whether it’s cooking, parenting, or learning to play basketball, we want to learn from experts in their field.
In today’s verse, God encourages us to observe those who are good at their work. What responsible tactics do they employ daily? How do they lead others? What do they do to keep bettering themselves? The answer is simple. The greatest teachers are teachable, and the best leaders are incurable learners.
The Bible tells us that God has placed authority over us to help us. Don’t turn your back on a leader that critiques you. Instead, embrace the opportunity and incorporate what they’ve taught you in your own life. Being mentored by the best is a gift, and it is an opportunity that only fools would pass up. And, remember, the best mentors recognize God as the Ultimate Mentor!
Pick someone who you feel is living their life on another level. What qualities do they possess that you admire? How do they do what they do? Write down what they do that impresses you, and start incorporating those qualities in your own life.
Father, Thank You for the opportunities You’ve given me to learn from the best. Help me embrace critique and be teachable in the areas You want me to improve. Thank You for being my Ultimate Mentor. In Jesus’ name, Amen.