Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
On Monday I spoke about the life that we live being a classroom. How each morning when we wake up and our feet hit the floor, we are walking into the classroom of life where the Lord is teaching us various things throughout the day. Yesterday we spoke about one of the ways he does that, and that is through the Holy Spirit. We may mistake it for intuition or disregard it all together, but it’s that little thought or whisper that we have about something that we should or should not do.
Today, I want to share another way that I believe he teaches us, and that is through others. From the things that we see other people do to the conversations that we have with them, I truly believe that he uses people to teach us. Now, the things that we can learn from others can be taught both advertently and inadvertently.
For instance, if a friend or an acquaintance has been through something in his or her past that they struggled with and overcame, and you are currently faced with the same situation, they may be able to help you by sharing their experience with you. An example of this could be debt. If someone you knew managed to pay off a large sum of debt and you are currently in the same boat as they once were, they could teach you the steps they took to become debt free, resulting in you doing the same.
Another way he teaches us through people is by their actions. If you see someone handling a particular situation in a way that you admire, you may learn from them and handle that same situation or one similar the same way the next time you are faced with it. On the other hand, you could see someone treating another individual or maybe even yourself in a less than favorable way, and learn from that, too. For the word says- Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Now, I realize that there are many ways that we can learn from others that I have not touched on here, but I hope you get my point. On any given day, we come in contact with all sorts of people from all walks of life. I believe that every one of them has something to teach us, as we do them. Maybe it’s something that is said. Perhaps, something that is done. Or, maybe just something about them that catches our attention. Regardless, keep your eyes, ears and hearts open to the possibility of learning from them. And, be on the lookout for ways that you can teach them, too. But remember, they are learning from you whether you are intentionally teaching them or inadvertently doing so.
With that said, can you think of something that you have learned from someone in the past week while in conversation with them? Is there something that an individual may have done that you learned from? If so, I want to hear about it. Comment below or forward me an email. Perhaps I can learn from it, too!
Thank you guys for being with me this Wednesday morning! I will see you tomorrow as we wrap up this blog week, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thefaithfilledtraveler/ , until then. Take care!