Top Ten List–#10

23 Jan

In my first post this month, I asked you to think about what you were assuming about 2012. Because assumptions are powerful! They guide our behavior and don’t always set us up to succeed.

So to help us deal with assumptions, I thought it would be fun to take a few posts and go over a “Top Ten List” of things we WON’T assume this year (David Letterman style ; ).


This year we will NOT assume that…

10. We know it all.

Ohhh…that’s a good one! We may not come out and say we think we know it all in a situation, but a lot of times we find ourselves acting like it!

Years ago, when my husband, Eric, was just beginning to pursue his dreams, someone he really admired shared this valuable piece of advice: “Be instantly correctable.”

In other words, realize that you might not know it all yet, that others who have been there before, might know something you don’t, something that will help you. Be willing to be corrected—and then make the adjustments and keep going!

For example, when you see the truth from the Bible about the dynamics of a situation, don’t fight it; receive it! Give the Creator of the Universe credit that He knows what He’s doing, that His wisdom really is wise! His principles are not only true, but are in your best interest in the long run. Following Him will take you where you deep down want to go.

So as you forge ahead in this new year, let the “know it all” assumption go. Be open to seeing a better way, accepting what’s right and true, and then changing. It’s then that situations can really change, that you can move forward in the right direction and head into the future God has prepared for you. (A good one, by the way! Jeremiah 29:11)

Wise men and women are always learning, always listening for fresh insights. Proverbs 18:15 (MSG)

Let’s be wise women this year and watch God amaze us again and again!

Praying for you!


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