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The Center for Christian Family Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

The Most Essential Life Skill: Teachability

by Derek Brown – Mar 6

Though not specifically about parenting, this article from David Murray resonates with a melody that is thoroughly biblical and drawn straight from the book of Proverbs.  Besides, there is plenty here you can teach your children.   Read and profit.

There’s one characteristic that separates the successful from the unsuccessful in every walk of life: teachability.

Those who are teachable, and remain so, usually succeed. The unteachable usually fail. I’ve seen that in business, I’ve seen it in the ministry, I’ve seen it among students, and I’ve seen it in my children.

No matter how much talent and gifting we have, if we are, or become, unteachable, we will never reach anywhere near our full potential in our careers, our callings, or our relationships.

The Distinguishing Difference
Think of all the successful people you know, what is it that distinguishes them all? It’s teachability, isn’t it.Think of all the people you know that never really made the most of the gifts and opportunities God gave them. Unteachability is the common thread, isn’t it?

If there’s one thing I want to to teach my children and students, it’s teachability.

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