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Overboard Blog

Living the extraordinary life of faith!

I Are A Good Student, Is You?

Joseph Castaneda



Growing up in the 80s and 90s, there were a few slogans that permeated my childhood education, maybe you remember some of these? "DARE to resist drugs" or "This is your brain..." or "Avoid the Noid" (ok, that one might be a stretch but here's a commercial to jog your memory!) or "True Love Waits" or...what are some of your favorite schoolisms?

Another one that became part of my educational DNA I learned in high school: "Leaders are learners." Good leaders are people who keep growing in knowledge, they read, they watch documentaries, they take notes during Ted Talks and they surround themselves with people who are wiser and smarter than themselves. These types of leaders ask questions, learn from their mistakes and know to whom they should listen.

I love Isaiah's words here in chapter 48, as the Lord reminds him that God is the greatest teacher. There is no doubt Isaiah was a tremendous leader in his time, and he was a man, a prophet, who was a great learner; learning from the Great Teacher.

Are you spending time learning with Isaiah's teacher? He knows what you need, He knows what you need to learn and "the way you should go," and He knows that when you learn it, the benefit will be yours.

I want to lead to the best of my ability, and I know that means I need to learn much from the Great Teacher. How about you? Are you spending time with Him? Are you learning, each day, from His book and His Spirit?

There is great comfort in knowing that the Lord is God, He teaches us and does so for our benefit, to lead us in the way we should go. Learn from Jesus.