It seems so easy to look at the life of another and know that they make the same mistakes in different ways many times over. It can get so frustrating when they are so unhappy, but continue to put themselves in the same situation over and over…never learning their lesson.
On the other hand, how hard it can be to look at ourselves with those same eyes, to see the lessons we need to learn.
I feel that I need to learn self- discipline, patience, and to be more light-hearted. I know that God is showing me this time and time again, yet I fail to learn my lesson. When will I begin to see that He does not want me to be unhappy, but wants me to learn to make better choices for myself?
Psalm 119:71 says, “It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.”
Proverbs 17:9 reads, “He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.”
and Proverbs 26:11 says, “As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.”
Perhaps this time it is sinking in. Repeating my behavior will lead to a repeat of my failures. Change will bring me peace. Will I be perfect? No. But I will be learning and setting new patterns in my life for a bright future. 🙂