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Posted: Wednesday, July 20

Pastor Tom Murray// Missions & Christian Education Pastor

Pastor Tom Murray// Missions & Christian Education Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

2 Chronicles 1:1-3:17
Romans 6:1-23
Psalm 16:1-11
Proverbs 19:20-21

Verse of the Day:

"Listen to advice and accept discipline,
and at the end you will be counted among the wise." (Proverbs 19:20 NIV)


It happens almost every time I pick up fast food or a coffee from a drive-through. 

 

 

The employee gives me a receipt and tells me that I will be rewarded if I participate in a survey about my experience.  The reward may be a free sandwich, donut or beverage for taking a few minutes to evaluate the friendliness of the employees, quality of the food and value.

 

 

Feedback is precious for businesses big and small.  While your single survey is unlikely to change the way an international corporation does business, executives are looking for trends.  If a high percentage of customers say the fries are too salty, the recipe will almost certainly be evaluated.

 

 

Proverbs tells us that we should value feedback in our personal lives.

“Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.” (Proverbs 19:20 NIV)

Is there a trend in the feedback others are giving you about your attitude, work ethic, priorities or personal hygiene?  Have you been disciplined for the same sort of behavior on several occasions?

 

 

Our natural tendency is often to reject advice and discipline.

 

 

I want to get better in my areas of responsibility.  I want to be a better husband, father and son.  I pray that the people who matter most know that their advice is cherished, whether it is positive or negative.

 

 

We must consider that when caring people offer us feedback or when a supervisor requires corrective action, there’s a good chance it is in our best interest to reflect and respond by changing our ways.