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Resilient - Learn Lessons

Continuing with our theme RESILIENT based on the article by Jen Uscher, the second point she makes is that we need to learn lessons.

2 Timothy 3:16 (NLT)

All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

Being resilient means learning lessons in life and in our walk with God. We all make mistakes in life. What we do with those mistakes is up to us. We have the Holy Spirit to guide and direct us. We need to open our heart to what God wants us to do with those mistakes.

Peter was a person with resilience. Think about it. He was a fisherman, then Jesus came along and everything changed. Peter made mistakes. He tended to say and do things without thinking them through first. One of his biggest mistakes was denying that he knew Jesus... three times!! (Matt 26:70, 72, 74) Peter realized his mistakes and later became a strong Christian leader, preacher and writer (the books of Acts and 1st and 2nd Peter).

Life is tough, and it’s been especially tough this past year and a half for all of us. The world has thrown everything it can in our direction, trying to take our eyes off God. From the time we get up in the morning until the time our heads hit the pillow at night, our minds are bombarded with stuff, and it’s hard to stay focused. Not only have we had the normal busyness of our daily routines, but throw on top of that the pandemic and all that goes along with that.

Being resilient isn’t easy. When we make mistakes, it can be easy to let them get us down. Thankfully, God knows it can be tough to be a resilient Christian. We have the Holy Spirit within us to guide us and convict us when we sin.

Change is a certainty in life. We need to learn from it, be resilient, and adjust our lives to God’s plans for it. The spiritual source of power, understanding and wisdom allows us to be truly resilient.

Romans 8:37 NASB

“But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.”

Holly Butler
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