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Wednesday, July 07 2021
Willing and Coachable

Week 27- #Prepare “Learn”

“Willing and Coachable"

"Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."- Philippians 4:9

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,but fools despise wisdom and instruction."- Proverbs 1:7

"My soul yearns for you in the night;in the morning my spirit longs for you.When your judgments come upon the earth,the people of the world learn righteousness."- Isaiah 26:9

So if you’re like me, you have perfected the art of "telling", but not necessarily the art of "learning."

My dad used to say that the key to success boils down to two things:
1. To be willing.
2. To be coachable.

In this week’s focus with our preparation to “learn,” I ask you to ponder, "are you willing and are you coachable?”

Many people claim to be a lifelong learner but in essence are a full blown “teller.”

There is one thing I know, (but have not mastered either), you cannot listen, and you cannot learn, if you are always talking!

True confession. Outside of a few passions of mine, I spend little time yearning for more learning. But in my preparation to acquire new knowledge, I am willing and coachable if I can just slow down long enough to realize its purpose.

Once I recognize the purpose, I am often encouraged to use this knowledge by putting my new learning into practice.

Paul shares this thought in Philippians 4:9"Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”

Today, what is it you need to prepare to be a willing and coachable recipient of knowledge? What can you learn today to be better tomorrow?

When we think we know it all, or already have all the answers, we stop growing and become disconnected.

A great place to start a new pathway to our preparation for learning begins with a relationship with God.

In Proverbs 1:7 it says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

DADs...what if every morning when the opportunity clock went off, you woke up every day with an attitude hungry for more knowledge, and learning for what God called you to be? Imagine the difference it would make with your wife, and your family, if you prepared to learn by modeling a willing and coachable spirit in your homes!

DADs…let us together "prepare to learn" today!

To God be the glory!


“get in the game”…

Today is game day…

and so is every day…

God gives you!

So…C’mon Men Suit Up!

**Today we prepare to “Learn.” Next week we will consider how critical it is to prepare to “Grow."

Note: *For this new year of 2021, the combination of my age (understanding my own fragile mortality), this current and ongoing global pandemic, and most recently the personal loss I’ve experienced of one of my students, has amplified the need to land on one word...#Prepare.

In this "pursuit to prepare" I am determined to dedicate the 52 weeks of 2021 blogging every Week about one aspect of preparation God lays on my heart.

As mentioned in week 1, the word “prepare” means “to establish, fix, or apply.” It conveys the idea of deliberate effort over a prolonged period of time.

Posted by: Dr. Jeff Springer AT 05:07 am   |  Permalink   |  Email