October 4, 2014

Learn {31 Days of Five-Minute Free Writes}

I’m learning that almost anything can be learned.

Even concepts I used to think only came inherently to a chosen few. Things like contentment and joy and being a good listener, like trust and gentleness and a quiet spirit.

I should’ve known.

After all, Paul said that he had learned to be content in any condition. The Proverbs were written to be learned from, and they exhort me many times to listen well. And if you can be instructed to adorn yourself with a gentle and quiet spirit, surely that must learnable too.

The thing about most learning is that it requires discipline. It requires the tough choice to take the action that’s most opposite your inclination. But over time, those hard decisions become easier, become more natural. And suddenly one day you realize that you’ve learned—that you’re learning—to be more like Christ.

This post is part of 31 Days of Five-Minute Free Writes, an exercise in writing a timed, prompted post every day during the month of October. For me, it's a challenge to move beyond prideful perfectionism, to write more freely, and to share more openly. 


  1. Another lovely post. Your blog is a delight!

  2. I loved this post. Thank you for the encouragement to keep following after Christ, as we follow after Him, (through the hard lessons that you talked about) we will become more like Him.