Learn from Others

Romans 15:4 KJV

[4] For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,

There is no value in insisting on making one’s own mistakes. There are billions of people who have experienced life and it is better to avoid their mistakes than to repeat them because life is too short anyway. “From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own” (Publilius Syrus).

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Hold your cardsw

Matthew 25:18,24 KJV

[18] But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.

We must learn to make do with whatever gifts, talents etc. we have been blessed with. Nobody else can do a better job with what you were born with than you. Instead of comparing yourself with others, focus on what you have and do your best with them. “Life consists not in holding good cards, but in holding what you have well” (Josh Billings).

Mystery

John 13:7 KJV

[7] Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.

Sometimes we may not have a clear understanding of what may be happening in our lives, but that does not mean things will not work out well in the end. “Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next” (Gilda Radner)

Perception is not Reality

Romans 12:2 KJV

[2] And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

As humans in this world, we define our reality by what we perceive. Unfortunately, our perception is limited to our personal past experiences and understanding of life. That is why it is necessary as a child of God to strive to see things as God sees, by renewing your mind regularly with the Word of God. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are” (Anais Nin).