Kids are naturally hungry to learn and they’re constantly asking questions about how the world works and our place in it. But somewhere along the way we start to believe we’re supposed to know it all and so we stop exploring the mysteries of life. Yet regardless of our age, there’s still wisdom in sitting at the feet of others to learn even more.
To be sure, there’s wisdom in realizing we don’t know everything. But it also takes great humility to admit this. And all too often our pride keeps us ignorant and immature.
For instance, in starting our careers, we learned from those who went before us. They taught us the tricks of the trade as it were.
Even if we started our own business, there was still wisdom to gain from others on the best business practices, local trends, and how to best match our gifts to the needs of our community, for example.
And we will endure much unnecessary suffering in our work when we don’t continue to sit at the feet of others to learn as we go along.
And this remains true throughout our life and relationships.
Getting married doesn’t mean we know everything there is to know about each other and what it takes for our marriage to thrive. There’s wisdom in staying curious about each other, and also in finding marriage mentors and counselors, books and teachers to learn from along the way.
Likewise, whether financially or sexually, spiritually or socially, there’s still much to learn in every aspect of life.
Of course, there’s a time to give back and have others learn from us as well. But even as we become teachers in many areas, we must always be willing to become a student yet again.
We discover more and more of God’s goodness and beauty only as we remain humble enough to learn.
Continue to grow in wisdom and understanding by sitting at the feet of others. There’s still much more to learn and discover.
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