{Wordfilled Wednesday} Could it be as simple as teach and train?

Two weeks ago I offered a challenge for us to consider the example we set for the next generation. With my heart for mentoring, my urging was from the place of seeing the need for this generation of young women to have mature Christian women in their lives that are living out the hope of the Gospel, not only in word but also in deed.

The question I posed about our example is still on my heart, probably because I am so immersed in finishing up Impact My Life: Biblical Mentoring Simplified. This week, however, the questions have a different perspective:

Are we teachable?

so that we can also teach

Are we trainable?

so that we can also train

 

 

 

 

As I dig into the Titus 2 passage, which is something I do throughout Impact My Life, I am left with these key questions about being teachable and trainable. The reality is that we can't teach and train if we don't first grow in our ability to learn Gospel truths and develop in our skill to apply biblical principles to everyday life.  When faced with the challenge to be a living example to the next generation, I'm forced to turn to the Lord and investigate the attitude of my heart and mind:

Lord, am I living in such a way that I am willing to be taught…

…by You, Your Word, those in authority over me?

Am I trainable…

…am I willing to learn new ways of thinking and doing things that reflect your truth and purpose for my life?

I confess. I am often not teachable or trainable because my pride gets in the way, along with my stubborn {mile high and ten miles wide} rebellious streak. I don't want to go through the training process because it is hard work, requiring a dedication of time, a sacrifice of self, a pool of sweat, and occasionally a pity party of tears. 

Are you with me, sisters? 

Do you struggle to be teachable and trainable? 

If you are, I pray you'll join me in a decision to change that course today. If you look closely at the passage of Titus 2, you'll see our testimony is at stake.

Titus 2:3-5

Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

Let us not malign the Word of God. 

Instead, let us be teachable and trainable. 

What is the first step you can take today in that direction today?

 

 

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Elisa Pulliam

Elisa is a trained biblical life coach, mentor, and speaker passionate about equipping women to experience authentic life change for the sake impacting the next generation. She leads More to Be, a ministry committed to raising up mentors and providing resources for tweens, teens, twenty-somethings, and women. Elisa is also the author of Impact My LIfe: Biblical Mentoring Simplified. She considers her first calling as wife to Stephen and mother to her house-full of children. Her favorite days begin on the porch with the Lord and end on the beach with her family and friends. Connect with Elisa at www.elisapulliam.com

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12 Comments

  1. I'm praying with you because I want to be teachable.  Pride just sneeks around and ends up blocking me from the very thing that could remove the pride from my heart.  I think this is especially true of those of us who have been raised in church since birth.  We think we should know all about the things of God so aren't willing to prove that wrong.  Excellent thoughtful post and I'll be chewing on it as I go through my day.

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    • Pamela, you raise such a good point.  Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment today!

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  2. Being teachable and trainable is the secrect to a growing thriving life, thank you for the reminder. The Lord is molding and shaping us into the image of His son for His glory amen!

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    • Thank you LInda for sharing that truth!

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  3. Oh my! Am I trainable and teachable… Stubborn, rebellious… Like my 'comfort zone'… The Lord has dealt with me in so many areas.  I recall years ago – after having four children – the Lord speaking to me and saying, "Kathleen, I think it is time you grew up in a few areas". Ouch! I knew the Lord was right. After he dealt with me I led Women's Ministries for many, many years in two different churches. Thanks for sharing your heart. This is an area that does need to be dealt with in the church today.

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    • Oh yes, Kathleen, He often does the work on us to prepare us for the work He is going to do through us.  Thanks for taking the time today to share!

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  4. Being teachable and trainable should be goals for all of us. Thanks for the great post & linkup, & God bless,

    Laurie

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    • Thanks, Laurie, for joining in today and leaving a comment.

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  5. This is a convicting post. I want to be teachable and trainable but often times I am not. Thank you for challenging me today. I'm glad I found this meme through Renee Ann Smith {dot}com.

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    • Anne, I'm so glad to meet you and welcome you warmly to WFW.  Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, too!

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  6. Wonderful post.

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    • Thanks, Denise, for joining in today!

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