Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight. -Isaiah 5:21 (NIV)
Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray. -Proverbs 10:17 (NIV)
Don’t consider yourself to be wise; fear the LORD and turn away from evil. -Proverbs 3:7 (HCSB)
There is more hope for fools than for people who think they are wise. -Proverbs 26:12 (NLT)
Are you someone who can’t be wrong? Do you think you know others better than they know themselves, and how to fix all their problems?
If so, you might be an immovable object…you won’t budge, because you’re always right–or at least you think you are. (Actually, if you’re of this mindset, you know you are!)
In some ways, I was that immovable object. I would have to be right in a discussion. I’d be the know-it-all who would offer unsolicited advice on how someone could live better if only they would do _____.
Over the years, I would cross paths with those who made my stubborn ways seem downright flexible! And even though I was not yet a Christ follower, God gave me perspective by letting me see in those people what others saw in me.
And once I accepted Christ, my heart instantly became far more pliable and teachable. I quickly found that I knew nothing, because my whole world view was wrong. My life, or the lives of others, were not about me or what I thought was right. Our lives as Christ followers are all about Jesus, to live for and honor Him.
So, Jesus uprooted my stubbornness and I now go with the flow of His mighty river. The fact is, when you realize God is at work, only He and His kingdom are immovable and unshakeable. Everything else, including us, yields to Him, the irresistible force!
Go with His flow and let Him work in your life, and if you think you’re absolutely right to go your own way, His current will change your mind and heart…for the better, and to His glory.