Solomon writes, ‘Pride leads to conflict; those who take advice are wise.’ (Proverbs 13:10) It’s so super hard for me to back down, admit that I’m wrong, and reroute to do what someone else suggests. Maybe you can relate? When someone else being right irritates you, or when you’re unwilling to take good advice, it’s just a neon sign pointing to your pride, which makes you look like the smaller person, not the bigger person.
Let’s ask God to help us avoid embarrassing conflict. If we find our peace and security in Him, then we can be totally relaxed about listening to others, learning and growing.