2 things you may not know about me (or yourself)
1. I have never looked back on a joyful season in my life and thought, “I learned so many lessons during that time.”
2. nothing in my life has ever gone wrong.
I know, I know, you’re thinking, “nothing? ever? You’ve never had anything bad happen to you?”
but you see, I have.
I’ve had a lot of bad, hard things happen to me.
but that was just my life going right in a way I wasn’t expecting.
you see, God knows every day of my life from the first to my last.
and he has orchestrated everything in such a way as to mold me into the best version of his child.
sure, I’ve made my own plans and watched them go up in flames, but that was just him saying, “be still and know that I am God, and I know what is best for you, even if if doesn’t feel good.”
and those are the things I have learned from.
in the end, I think I may be more grateful for the scars than the flowers.
flowers fade, as does happiness, in time, if you aren’t careful.
but the scars I have remind me that God is greater, and I am stronger because of the things that have hurt me.
we learn very little from the best things that happen to us.
but what if the worst things that happen to us are the best in disguise?
what if we all let our guard down and let our weaknesses and faults and hurts teach us rather than harden us?
“for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”