神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16)

​【双语灵修】葛培理:听从生命责备(2017-9-22)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年09月22日 11:31

责备 Constructive

读经

“听从生命责备的, 必常在智慧人中。 弃绝管教的,轻看自己的生命; 听从责备的,却得智慧。”  箴言 15:31-32 

If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise. If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding.  P R O V E R B S 1 5 : 3 1 – 3 2

默想

你有没有看过一些电视剧,那些犯罪分子在法庭上,拒不悔改,和法官百般狡辩。你有没有看过一些演出,那些唱歌跑调的,跳舞失误的,拒绝接受批评。如果有人告诉你,你错了,显然他们是对的,你是否能够接受?如果你的老师要纠正你的错误,你是否会找借口?你一个好朋友指出你一条缺点,你会不会立刻指责他们有两条?如果一个专家给你指点,一个长者给你忠告,一个教练要你加倍努力,你会耐心、感恩、愉快地接受吗?

虚心接受别人的批评是一种美德。拒绝别人的批评,甚至消极对待,是一种不成熟的表现。我们要学会甘心乐意接受批评和建议,活出基督的样式。

Have you seen those talent shows where the contestant argues with the judges? Even though the person may have just sung completely off key or stumbled through their dance, still they stand there and refuse to accept any avenue for critique. When someone tells you that you’re wrong, and it’s clear they’re right, how do you handle it? If a teacher corrects your error, do you make excuses? If a friend points out one of your annoying traits, do you point out two of theirs right back? If an expert shows you a better way, or an older person gives you instructions, or a coach tells you to work harder, are you patient and thankful and willing?

Accepting feedback is evidence of godly character. Resisting feedback and reacting negatively to feedback, however, evidences a lack of understanding and maturity. We need to be people who accept feedback in whatever form it comes so we can live looking more and more like Christ.

祷告

耶稣,你监察我,让我看到自己的缺点和不足,让我不断改正。阿们。

Dear Jesus, search me and point out those things in me that need correction or realignment with your will. Amen.

行动

深呼吸,找一个可靠的朋友,请他对你或你的工作进行评估,给出建议。

Take some deep breaths and ask a trusted friend to offer you constructive feedback on a recent project, on an assignment, or perhaps on your leadership skills.


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