WAYS OF LEARNING
There are ways to learn difficult lessons without always having to go through great struggles, losses or failures. The idea of ‘no pain—no gain’ isn’t always true. Many things can be easily learned if we allow only the circumstance to be difficult while not allowing ourselves to be difficult. If we can take advice, counsel, stay teachable, and follow directions and examples, we can usually learn without too much pain and distress.
Sometimes issues that appear as disasters can be reversed for good. Laws, policies, court decisions, and politicians can easily awaken a passive, sleepy and uncaring people very quickly to action. As Joseph said to his brothers, “what you meant for evil against me, God meant it for good in order to bring about the present result.” (Genesis 50:20) Situations that may cause us discomfort and confusion could be the comfort of the Lord in waiting.
We can learn through pain but obedience seems a much better way.
“I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” Jesus