We will continue to look at the personalities that we can learn from.
c. Learning from a junior:One of the things that God does sometimes is that He hides answers or critical learning for us in small people. Many times, God will place some small people around you to give you something that could connect you to something great. God is not just God of great things and big things; He is also the God of small things and small people. In 2 Kings 5, Naaman who happened to be captain of the host of Syria needed healing from leprosy, and I believe he must have consulted many great people and physicians going by his status. The winning factor was that he was willing to learn from that girl.
d. Learning from your enemy:You must know what to learn from the enemy because when an enemy talks, you’ll want to fight him. Hence, you need to answer the question – “What can I learn from him or her?”
e. Learning from a fool or failure:This also means learning from people that are suffering for their mistakes and folly. You must develop a skill to learn from them.
When you are learning from a senior, his wisdom is a blessing and all the things you are learning from him are obvious. However, if you are to learn from the other categories of people, you will have to develop the skill to learn from them. This is because the wisdom you will learn from them is hidden, so you will have to draw out certain clues, lessons and conclusions from them before you learn a personal lesson.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive a humble heart that learns from everyone around me. I destroy every iota of pride in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: 2 Chronicles 19:1-20:37, Romans 10:14-11:12, Psalm 21:1-13, Proverbs 20:4-6