I can be wrong
I can be wrong:
I was having lunch with a friend of mine, Howard Katz, who told me three important things in his life:
- I can be wrong
- I can be wrong even when I believe I am absolutely right.
- I need mentors who love me to tell me when I am wrong regardless of how right I think I am.
Now, none of that is earth shaking news…but we do not tend to live that way. We may give head knowledge to it, but do not practice this.
Most of us don’t appreciate being told when we are wrong, especially when we ‘know’ we are right. The biggest thing that will keep us from growing and developing spiritually, intellectually, socially, financially is conceding that we are wrong.
Proverbs 18:13 (NIV) To answer before listening—that is folly and shame.
Proverbs 1:5-6 (NLT) 5 Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser.
Let those with understanding receive guidance, by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables, the words of the wise and their riddles.
So, settle with the possibility:
You are capable of being wrong—even when you believe you are absolutely right!