August 4th 2011 ~ First Date!
My first lesson at the driving range! I had always wanted to learn how to swing a golf club but just never been able to get my arms to do the right thing! Jason was a golfer and so invited me to the driving range. Our first date ~ Jason giving me a golf lesson.
I had a cute new outfit! I was the perfect student! I watched him intently as he demonstrated the perfect golf swing. I listened as he instructed me. I kept my patience and smile as I failed over and over and over! We laughed at me not wanting to “hurt the grass”.
Finally. Success. We celebrated me actually getting the ball off the ground! Why did I succeed? I listened to the expert. I kept my eyes on the example he gave me. I absorbed his words and put them into practice. I modified my actions in line with the instruction he was giving me. I understood that Jason was someone from whom I could learn. I was patient. I was teachable. I wanted to learn. Honestly, I also wanted to look good and please Jason! I wanted to spend more time with him.
Give me a Teachable Spirit
As I sit reflecting on that first date. I wonder if I am still that teachable girl at the driving range. Ok, I wonder why am I not still that teachable girl! I am at times but the fact is that as we have become more comfortable with each other, I fail to listen as well as I did…and should. At times I just don’t like to admit that he knows best…which honestly is most of the time!
One thing I do know is that God always knows best. So as I reflect on how teachable I am in my marriage with Jason, I also reflect on how teachable I am in my relationship with Christ. I need to keep my eyes on Christ. He came and lived among us in order to leave us with an example for how to live in this world as a child of God. I need to modify my actions in line with the instruction that I receive from Scripture. I want to please God and spend more time with Him. He is the expert teacher and I am the student.
Teach me your ways
Are you teachable? Are you listening to the instruction you receive from God?