Sunday, August 29, 2010

Recognizing The Lessons

Life becomes easier (more beautiful, too) when you learn to enjoy the lessons it teaches you. And when you realize nearly every moment brings new lessons, some pleasant, others messy and uncomfortable, but all necessary.

But what I've seen is that many people grow to dread Life, to see it as what-bad-thing-is-gonna-happen-to-me-next?

And that is a sad way to live. I think Christians who live that way will arrive in Heaven and God will ask (with tinges of sadness in His voice), "Why didn't you recognize the lessons I tried to teach you? Why didn't you ask Me to change you rather than always asking that I only change your negative circumstances?"

When we change how we see things, then the whole world looks different, including those negative situations which just will not budge no matter how many times we pray they will.

Somewhere in Time I learned to stop fighting and to start flowing with the Spirit, instead. To go through rather than always trying to go around. To just get the lessons over with--to learn from them and allow God to make the appropriate changes within my heart. And then to come out on the other side healed and hopeful and with brand new eyes.

What a way to go.


Learn your lessons well.


1 John 2:27
"As for you, the anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as His anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in Him."

1 comment:

Pearl said...

Thanks for the reminder :)