School of Hard Knocks

Have you ever looked back on your life and discovered that you were filled with a generous dose of regret? Is there something, that you would go back and change if you had the power to?

Everyone makes mistakes. There was a time when I would look back, and only to realise I would’ve liked to have done things differently. There are however two schools we can learn from. To learn from the mistakes of others would be wise and far less destructive. But the other option, the one most of us have ended up attending, is The School of Hard Knocks. This is by far the more painful option.

There was a time when I was an unemployed young believer. When I finally did get a job, I decided to open a clothing account in order to purchase clothes for work. Before I did, God spoke to me and said “don’t do that”.

Unfortunately, I didn’t listen. I went ahead and opened that account. This had a snowball effect and caused me to open several clothing account. Then several credit cards and after that several loans.

Today I still feel the effects of my actions. But thanks be to God for his incredible way of restoring us, and showing us how the importance of learning from the very mistakes he has rescued us from.

Turn with me to 1 Corinthians 10…

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