"Then, as I looked and thought about it, I learned this lesson..." -Proverbs 24:32NLT
When we make poor choices, get into a relationship that we knew would not be good, or get in over our head in our spending, there is always pain that follows. We talk about how important it is to let go of the past, to let go of the divorce, the failure, the bad break, and that’s true. But before you let go of the negative event, remember the lesson you learned from the experience. You are doing yourself a disservice if you go through a painful time and don’t come out with what you were supposed to gain. Don’t waste the pain and go through it again.
Are you bringing pain on yourself? Are you struggling with relationships that don’t last, perhaps because you keep saying everything you feel like saying? The pain will stop if you learn the lesson and zip it up. Be big enough to say, “Here’s where I missed it, but I’m not going to do it again.”
Pastor Steve Alani The Lead Pastor Of LifeMap Ministry International