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Yesterday we talked about, as the title says, being a life long learner. To learn from something what do you need to do first? Make a mistake right? So, God designed us to keep growing in our faith, to learn more about God and learn from our mistakes.
Are you more adapted to the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of the World? When we give our hearts to God, we adapt to the Kingdom of God. When you make mistakes, what did you learn? When you stop learning, you stop growing.
We are designed to discover more about Gods plans for humanity. For us. To learn that, we make mistakes.
Trial and error will allow you to grow. We need to make room for both.
A man once said: ‘Love God and sin boldly.’
Sounds weird right? If we love God and want to grow we will make mistakes. If we’re afraid of making mistakes then we might not be able to love God fully.
‘Without Oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.’
Making mistakes gives you experience. It doesn’t make you wiser. Its reflection of your mistakes that brings you insight. It takes time and reflection to correct wrong perspectives and redefine life’s priorities.
We can be fearful to try again if we make mistakes. But this makes us live cautiously. At church, in activities, in relationships.
But if you never try it, you’ll never know. We can’t afford to live cautiously in such a fast world. People are loosing their hope, their joy, their faith. Jesus Christ is the answer. We should learn what makes Jesus known in this world, we can’t live cautiously to do this. Don’t be afraid of your mistakes. Learn everything you can with them.
Don’t drift along taking everything for granted. Take regular checkups on yourself.
2 Corinthians 13:5-9
‘Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surly you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith. As you test yourselves, I hope you will recognize that we have not failed the test of apostolic authority. We pray to God that you will not do what is wrong by refusing our correction. I hope we won’t need to demonstrate our authority when we arrive. Do the right things before we come – even if that makes it look like we have failed to demonstrate our authority. For we cannot oppose the truth, we must always stand for the truth.’
Learn to face the truth, no matter how painful it will be. You can’t move on unless your courageous enough to face the truth and do something about it. the truth will set you free. It can make you miserable. We don’t like that idea. But its worse to hold onto false hoods. You won’t change unless you are miserable enough to do so. When you look at it face on, it changes you. We have an inversion as human beings to correction. Correction seems like personal failure. Nothing can we further from the truth. We need to make the necessary corrections – A discovery of mere potential.
Its all about faith. There more to come. We are to courageously face our corrections.
We are called to be a team of surgeons. To look what is causing the problem. To restore the patient to health. Take the time to learn more about yourself. Don’t be afraid to dig deep. You find treasures when you dig deep. You find the plan that God has for your life. We should live a life of adventure and discovery. To become more like Him.