Psalm 32:8- I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
Happy Monday, my friends. Welcome. I am so excited to start another blog week with you all! I hope that you are rested and refreshed from a couple of days off, and that you are fueled up for the week ahead. I mean you are glad that it is Monday, right? You couldn’t use another day off, could you? Why in the world would anyone want a 3 day weekend?! On that note, time is ticking. I’m sure you have things to do! Lets jump in….
This week we are going to focus our attention to learning. When I say learning, I don’t mean sitting in a formal classroom type of learning. I am talking about learning through life experiences. You know, hands on learning. I believe that each day when we wake up and our feet hit the floor, we are walking into the classroom of life. Figuratively speaking, of course.
In the “classroom” each of us are students learning from our teacher…our professor, The Creator of The Universe. From the people that we meet to the places that we go to the things that we encounter, I believe all of it is being used by The Lord to teach and direct us on our journey. In the process of teaching us new things and learning from them we ultimately grow into the people that he created us to be. Little by little we are evolving. It’s a beautiful thing, my friends. Embrace it!
With that said, I don’t know that we fully understand the process. The whole process of learning. I say that because we often get frustrated, discouraged and upset about the things that are going on in our lives. Better yet, we get frustrated, discouraged and upset with the people in our lives. Now, I know that it is natural for us to do so, but I believe that those things are occurring so that we can learn from them.
I’ve once heard Tony Robbins ask the question, ” What if life isn’t happening to you, but happening for you?” This question has stuck with me since I first heard it, and I often find it playing in my head when I am faced with certain situations. The word says in Jeremiah 29:11- ” I know the plans I have for you, ” says the Lord, ” ” plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” This leads me to think that there is something about the question that Tony Robbins ask that we should consider.
For the next 3 days we are going to talk about how we have the potential to learn and grow from all things in this life. My goal is for you to reevaluate your perspective on them. I believe that you might just find that there is good to be found in the not so good, and great to be found in the good. Let’s see where we end up between now and Thursday. In the mean time, I’ll see you on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/thefaithfilledtraveler/ this afternoon and back here tomorrow morning. Take care!