By Andrea Merrell
The little boy sat quietly in the corner waiting for the timer to go off so he could get back to his toys.
“Yep … I mean ... yes ma’am.”
“If I hit my sister again, I get to come back to the corner and get away from her.”
They say wisdom comes with age and experience, but how many people are well up in years and don’t seem to possess the wisdom of the ages? Just getting older doesn’t make us smarter. We learn by taking our experiences—our disappointments, mistakes, failures, missteps, and faux pas—examining them, and finding out what not to do or how to do it better next time.
One writer says, “To keep from making the same mistake over and over, you must stop and examine the process that led to it.”
Every experience can become a valuable tool in our emotional and spiritual growth when we take the time to reflect and ask the Lord what we need to learn from it. That will not only inform us but equip us for the next time we face the same situation.
Always remain open and teachable. Learn from your mistakes.
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Every experience can become a valuable tool in our emotional and spiritual growth when we take the time to reflect and ask the Lord what we need to learn from it. via @AndreaMerrell (Click to tweet.)