We all have realizations that shape us at various stages of our lives. These "aha moments" come from an idea or thought that affect us so drastically that we are amazed we never paid attention to it before. You may ask yourself, "Why didn't I realize that then? It would have made things so much easier and now it seems so obvious". Unfortunately, you will never be able to go back in time and talk to yourself (unless of course time travel becomes a real thing, which would be totally cool too..). Instead, you have to rest in the fact that God's timing is perfect. We are all on a life journey and we are all discovering different things at different times. We can't know everything that lies ahead and we shouldn't blame ourselves every time we learn a lesson. Everything has to be learned at some point. Everything. Even the smallest thing has its time to be learned. For example, I was just told that a sponge can be thrown in the dishwasher to be cleaned and it may seem obvious to the common human but my mind was blown... For real. It is a constant process. Don't beat yourself up if someone else knows something you don't or if you mess up on something that you didn't know how to do. Guess what? The fact that you messed up just helped you learn something! So tell yourself congrats for becoming a little bit wiser. Also, remember how you felt when you made the mistake and make sure that you allow others to learn as well. You may think something is so easy or common sense that someone else may not have learned yet. So teach them, and you will probably learn from them in return. After all, the best way to learn is to teach. Lastly, always remember to seek after God and be open to everything he is teaching you. He is molding you into the person He wants you to be and He is the greatest, wisest teacher of all. "The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you." (Philippians 4:9) Three takeaways: -Have a teachable spirit and teach patiently. -Allow room for yourself and others to make mistakes. -Remember that life is a learning process. -Be open to God's guidance We all have interesting lessons, skills, and tips we can give each other. Now let's help each other grow by commenting below with a life realization that we would like to share! Here's mine that actually happened today. I was walking on the beach and I saw this beautiful shell. I was reminded of how much I used to love finding shells and collecting them when I was younger. It wasn't the beauty of the shells that changed, it was my ability to notice them. As I grew older, I became less aware of the little beautiful things in life and distracted by thoughts that blocked my imagination. Now, I really want to see the beauty in little things and love all of God's creation. Big and small.
Comment with something, anything, you've learned that has changed your perspective! (Even if you learned it the hard way) Always Love, Darcy