“I DO NOT NEED TEACHERS”
I overheard a “just before school” conversation between Danielle and Irewamiri. Danielle was insisting that she does not need anyone to teach her and that she knew what she was doing already. Her mum said, “At my age, I still have teachers. Your dad at his age still has teachers. You will always need teachers”. That was the end of the conversation and a mini-lecture about life.
One thing you need to settle is this- You will always need teachers in your life. Once you think you have arrived and you can discard your teachers you will begin to breed disasters laden with pride.
When the devil wants to keep a man in the same spot, he only needs to add pride to his problems. Pride is a very effective prison warden. It will build an effective stronghold that makes a man feel self-sufficient.
Our sufficiency is not in ourselves.
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God,
II Corinthians 3:5 NKJV
The book of Job highlights the danger of self-sufficiency:
In his self-sufficiency he will be in distress; Every hand of misery will come against him.
Job 20:22 NKJV
The moment you acknowledge that you are not sufficient in yourself, grace is released and your weakness becomes a testimony:
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
II Corinthians 12:9 NKJV
A man that abandons his classroom in life and despises his teachers will not be armed with worthy examples to use to solve life’s challenges when it comes.
My prayer is this: Lord when life asks questions, may I have examples from and of teachers that makes it easy for me to solve.
What is your own prayer?