It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Chapter 9, Page 25, Book 16

In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.

Tom Bodett

September 25th - Another test, another lesson to be learned

 Life is a required course. Might as well do your best to pass it! You will get through this!

Max Lucado

Life is a test of seeing how a person will react to the various situations they will encounter.  The lessons learned in life are often ones we have to learn the hard way. School is where we go to learn the lessons, then take the test. However, in the school of life, tests come first and then hopefully we learn the lessons.  And guess what?  If you don’t past the test the first time, you get to learn the lessons again.

We do learn a lot from our mistakes.  I'm still working on this, and some lessons take longer than others.  It's never easy to admit you've made a mistake, but it's a crucial step in learning, growing, and improving yourself.

When you understand that life is a test, you realize that nothing is insignificant in your life. Even the smallest incident has significance for your character development. Every day is an important day, and every second is a growth opportunity to deepen your character, to demonstrate love, or to depend on God.

Rick Warren


betty said...

I like that quote from Rick Warren. We do indeed learn from our mistakes.


Mevely317 said...

This is a great point!
... and Tom Bodett's quote is spot-on.

My former father-in-law used to tell folks he'd graduated from the School of Hard Knocks. I'll never forget one of the smaller grandchildren asking, "Where is that?". LOL.